Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to know all you can about your government..

Here are answers to some of the questions we hear often. If you have any questions about your government that aren't answered somewhere on this website, please let us know. You can contact your County Commissioners by phone, e-mail or regular mail anytime.

What do the Commissioners do?

The Commissioners act as the governing body of the County. They are elected every four years and enact policies such as the establishment of the property tax rate and the adoption of the budget. They adopt ordinances or local laws that govern issues such as development, noise, animal control and the environment. If you want to know more about what they do, contact them personally by visiting "Meet the Commissioners" at the left.

When do they meet?

The Commissioners meet every first and third Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. at 200 College Street, Suite 326 in downtown Asheville.

Can I attend a meeting and speak?

All Commission meetings are open to the public and public comment is taken at the beginning of every meeting. You will be called by the Chairman and given 3 minutes to make comments.

Are their meetings televised?

Yes, you can see every County Commission meeting (and much more) on the County Government Channel -- BCTV Channel 192 -- if you are a Charter Cable TV customer. Details about that channel line-up can be found on the left. If you are not a Charter Cable subscriber, you can watch the meetings on line with more details on the left.