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Provides environmental enforcement in reference to illegal dumping of solid wastes, and management of junk cars and junkyards.

Junk Cars

“The definition of a junk vehicle is one that does not display a North Carolina license plate, cannot be self-propelled in the manner in which it was originally intended to, or has been wrecked and dismantled,”

Buncombe County Government is well aware of the problems junk vehicles can cause. On April 15, 1998, the Buncombe County Commissioners passed an ordinance that regulates abandoned and junked motor vehicles in Buncombe County.

Listed below are the steps Buncombe County Government will take if a citizen reports a junk vehicle:

  • Step 1 – Go visit the property. If there is a violation, the property owner will be given 30 days to comply with the ordinance.
  • Step 2 – If they do not comply within 30 days a citation will be written and issued. There will a $50 charge plus $50 per day for up to 20 days.
  • Step 3 – At the end of 20 days if the property owner is still not in compliance then legal action will be taken.

Junk Yards

Requires registration and permitting of automobile graveyards or junkyards by owners, operators or maintainers within the jurisdiction of the County.