The Buncombe County Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for all fire investigations within Buncombe County when requested by the local fire departments, with the exception of the City of Asheville.
For questions regarding fire investigations within Buncombe County please contact us at 828-250-6620, or you may email us at any of the addresses listed under contacts.
Fire Investigation Partners
- Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department
- North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
- Buncombe County Fire Investigation Support Team
Fire Prevention & Education
Information on Open Burning & Obtaining Burning Permits
Information on Street Names and Sign Installation
New street names are assigned and approved through Buncombe County Planning and must go through their process before signs can be ordered. Replacement signs can be ordered through Buncombe County Planning or the Buncombe County Fire Marshal’s Office. It will normally take two to three months to receive the signs once the order is placed, there is a fee of $45.00 (in the form of a check made out to Buncombe County Government) for signs being installed on private roads. This includes the sign, hardware and installation fees. Once the signs have been received, they will be installed as soon as possible.