Get an animal permit

The City of Asheville requires a permit for all residents wishing to keep 7 or more animals (small domesticated rodents, small birds, amphibians, fish and reptiles included).


A permit is also required by all residents wishing to keep bees, fowl (chickens) or livestock including goats, horses, ponies, and exotic pets.


Fill out the animal permit application form, or apply in-person at :


The Asheville Police Station
100 Court Plaza


You may also call 828- 259-5872 to request the application by mail.


Note:  that these permits are different than dog licenses, which must be obtained every year. See the dog licensing page for information about dog licenses.