Open government is the governing philosophy which states that citizens have the right to access the documents and proceedings of the government to allow for effective public oversight. The City of Asheville wholly supports this concept and seeks to actively engage the community in our governmental processes. The City recognizes transparency is important to good government and stands behind its record of providing access to public records.


Elected Officials

Meet City Council

Voting Records

City Council Committees Council's Strategic Operating Plan

FY 2018-2019 Process Budgets From Previous Years  

City Council Agenda City Council Minutes Boards & Commissions 

Online Permit Search    

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports    
Public Records Requests

How to Request Public Records Open Record Portal - Submit Request  
Local Taxes

Current Tax Rates    
Master Plans

City Plans    
Online Services

Online Services    
Open Data

Open Data Asheville     Council Resolution  
Get Involved!

Boards & Commissions    
Citizen Survey Results
Report Part 1    Subgroup Comparison
Report Part 2    Benchmark Report
Report Part 3    Open Ended Question
Citizen Survey Results
Community Livability Report
The Dashboard - Summary of Findings
Trends Over Time
Geographic Crosstabs
Demographic Crosstabs
Open Ended Question
Technical Appendices
Citizen Survey Results 2018

Community Livability Report


Demographic Crosstabs

Geographic Crosstabs

Open-End Report

Supplemental Online Results

Technical Appendices

Trends Over Time



Communication & Public Engagement
Second Floor, Asheville City Hall
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
(828) 232-4507