Apply to get hands on experience from The Asheville Police Department Explorer Post (#57). This is designed for applicants age 14 to 20.
Children, family and pets
Learn about what kinds of pets can be kept in Asheville, as well as processes for licenses and pet vaccination requirements.
Learn how to borrow a trap from the City to catch a domestic nuisance animal.
Get help from The Asheville Fire Department with child safety seat installation education and assistance.
School resource officers help protect our schools and provide guidance to youth about the juvenile court system and programs available to them.
Contact information for animals in and out of the city limits.
Learn how to get a birth certificate, marriage license, or a death certificate.
Learn how to acquire a required permit for keeping 7 or more animals (including bees, fowl, or livestock such as goats, horses, ponies, and exotic pets which require permits.)
Dogs must be licensed every year on January 1. Learn about the process and fees.
Learn how to prevent deadly gun accidents and teach your children what to do if they come across a firearm.
Learn about Asheville Parks & Recreation programs for senior citizens and active adults.
Learn about and enroll in Asheville's therapeutic recreation programs and adaptive sports like accessible bowling, inclusive football, and baseball.
Learn about and enroll in Asheville teen programs like sports, leadership clubs, camps, and athletics.
Learn about and enroll in Asheville toddler enrichment programs such as arts, music, and outdoors.
Learn about Asheville youth programs for kids and children including afterschool, camps, teacher workday programs, athletics, art and music, and more.
Learn how to report a missing dog, cat, or other animal.
Sign up your household residence with Community Connect to aid first responders and emergency personnel.
All dogs and cats six months of age or older must be spayed or neutered, or the owner must posses an Unaltered Pet Permit.
How to handle and prevent violence at school.
Information on how to report a concern involving wildlife or bears.