Establishes program to encourage the voluntary preservation
and protection of farmland from non-farm development. Further
information is available by contacting Buncombe County Soil
and Water Conservation District, 155 Hilliard Ave., Asheville,
NC 28801, 828-250-4785.
Contact: Debbie Truempy
“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.
Requires registration and permitting of automobile graveyards or junkyards by owners, operators or maintainers within the jurisdiction of the County.
Contact: Savannah Gibson
Provides standards and restrictions for off-premise signs
and regulates the erection and placement of such signs in
unincorporated areas of the County.
Contact: Debbie Truempy
The Board of Commissioners has adopted an ordinance to regulate the construction of retaining walls providing a cumulative vertical relief of greater than ten feet.Â The Retaining Wall Ordinance addresses standards for terracing, safety barriers, landscaping, engineer certification, and with large walls, the enabling of long term monitoring.Â Concurrent with application for a building permit, applicants will need to apply for and obtain a Retaining Wall Ordinance Certificate of Compliance.Â This will require an initial site plan review by Planning Department staff.Â Once the plan is approved and a building permit has been obtained, construction may begin on the wall or wall system.Â Prior to obtaining a certificate of completion, the applicant must provide all required documentation and have placed any required landscaping and/or safety barriers.
Retaining Wall Ordinance of Buncombe County (as adopted June 21, 2011)
Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Regulates certain land disturbing activities to control accelerated erosion and sedimentation, in order to prevent the pollution of water and other damage to lakes, water courses and other public and private property by sedimentation. Requires permits for land disturbing activities of one acre or more and for ¼ acre and ½ acre or more disturbance as described in Chapter 70, Subdivisions, sec. 70-68 and Chapter 26 sec. 26-211 of the Erosion Control Ordinance. Applies to all areas of the County except for the City of Asheville.
Erosion Control Officer
William J. Guess
Erosion Control Technician firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (828) 250-4833
Street Names and Street Addresses
Establishes procedures and requirements for street names and
street addresses and for the display of street address numbers.
Contact: Mila White
Flood Damage Prevention
Regulates and restricts development within the 100-year floodplain.