Directory

Administration

Responsible for overall leadership & administration of county programs, policies, operations, budgets and personnel.

150 Government Circle Suite 2500
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5501
Fax: (336) 846-5516
Email: Administration@ashecountygov.com

Animal Control

Operates the animal shelter, collects and adopts out and/or euthanizes stray/unwanted animals, investigates reports of animal cruelty and suspected rabies.

Mailing address:
PO Box 1797
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Physical location:
767 Fred Pugh Rd
Crumpler, NC

Phone: (336) 982-4060
Fax: (336) 982-4061
Email: animalcontrol@ashecountygov.com

Board of Elections

Administers the local election process from candidate registration to election results, oversees and maintains local voter registration.

150 Government Circle Suite 2100
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5570
Fax: (336) 846-5574
Email: ashe.boe@ncmail.net

Building Inspections

Administers and enforces North Carolina State Building Codes, issues building permits and performs inspections for all phases of construction.

150 Government Circle Suite 2400
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5511
Fax: (336) 846-5518
Email: inspections@ashecountygov.com

Cooperative Extension

Operates and administers a variety of programs and educational curriculum for the agricultural community, families and consumers.

134 Government Circle Suite 202
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5850
Fax: (336) 846-5882

E911 Addressing

Provides addresses within Ashe County (outside of Jefferson and West Jefferson city limits) that allow expedient location identification for emergency response.

150 Government Circle Suite 2450
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5520
Fax: (336) 846-5518
Email: e911@ashecountygov.com

Economic Development

The EDC, in an advisory capacity to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners, facilitates sustainable and diversified economic growth in this beautiful community.

150 Government Circle Suite 2500
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336)846-5502
Fax: (336)846-5516
Email: director@ashencedc.com

Emergency Management

Responsible for disaster mitigation, preparation, response and recovery, works closely with all emergency response agencies, responds to hazmat spills and administers the floodplain ordinance.

150 Government Circle Suite 2400
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5521
Fax: (336) 846-5523
Email: emc@ashecountygov.com

Environmental Services

Oversees collection, transport and disposal of solid waste and recyclables, operates the Ashe County landfill, convenience centers and the recycling program.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1327
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Physical location of Office:
714A South Jefferson Avenue
West Jefferson, NC
Phone: (336) 846-3721
Email: environmentalservices@ashecountygov.com

Physical location of landfill:
739 Fred Pugh Road
Crumpler, NC
Phone: (336) 982-2527
Email: landfill@ashecountygov.com

Finance

Responsible for general accounting, accounts payable & receivable, issuing receipts & disbursements, fixed asset accounting, payroll, cash management, benefits administration, financial reporting, budgetary compliance, annual independent audit & occupancy tax.

150 Government Circle Suite 2500
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5501
Fax: (336) 846-5516
Email: finance@ashecountygov.com

Library

Provides Ashe County residents with free access to: books, audiobooks, periodicals, and movies for all ages; public computers with Internet connections; computer classes; and programs for children, teenagers, and adults. Special collections include local history/genealogy, parenting, large print, and Spanish.

148 Library Drive
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Phone: (336) 846-2041
Email: mwestmoreland@arlibrary.org

Maintenance

Performs building maintenance and custodial duties and other routine functions, maintains electrical & mechanical systems, grounds and performs building repairs.

150 Government Circle Suite 1200
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5880
Email: buildingmaint@ashecountygov.com

Parks and Recreation

Provides recreational opportunities for youth and adults at County facilities through programs such as softball and open winter gym programs.

PO Box 306
527 Ashe Park Road
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 982-6185
Email: Parksandrec@ashecountygov.com

Planning

Develops and implements policies and ordinances designed to protect the general health, safety and welfare of county residents such as subdivision, mobile home park, recreational vehicle, pollution and junk ordinances.

150 Government Circle Suite 2400
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5528
Fax: (336) 846-5518
Email: planning@ashecountygov.com

Register of Deeds

Records and maintains vital records, land records, business records and other documents.

150 Government Circle Suite 2300
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5580
Email: registerofdeeds@ashecountygov.com

Sheriffs Office (Communications)

Answers all incoming 911 calls and sheriff’s office calls, dispatches emergency resources to include, ambulance, fire, law enforcement, rescue, and animal control.

140 Government Circle
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5600
Fax: (336) 846-5629

Sheriffs Office (Jail)

Operates and manages detention facility that houses pre-trial detainees and criminal offenders.

140 Government Circle
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5611
Fax: (336) 846-5629

Sheriffs Office (Law Enforcement)

Responsible for the safety & protection of all citizens and businesses, performs service & return of criminal & civil process, and provides security detail for the court system.

140 Government Circle
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5600
Fax: (336) 846-5629
Email: sheriff@ashecountygov.com

Social Services

Administers a wide range of financial assistance and service programs, investigates and responds to reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and disabled adults, provides in-home services to special needs individuals, manages adoptions, foster care and child/adult day care.

150 Government Circle Suite 1000
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5700
Fax: (336) 846-5779

Tax Administration (Assessing)

Responsible for the listing, evaluation and assessment of all taxable property, both real and personal property along with generating annual tax liability.

150 Government Circle Suite 2200
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5554
Fax: (336) 846-5564
Email: taxadmin@ashecountygov.com

Tax Administration (Collection)

Responsible for generating revenue through property taxes to be used in funding local county government, bills and collects property and vehicle taxes, outstanding amounts and maintains acceptable accounting records.

150 Government Circle Suite 2275
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5577
Fax: (336) 846-5564
Email: taxadmin@ashecountygov.com

Tax Administration (Mapping)

Responsible for identifying all real property in Ashe county and maintaining property maps

150 Government Circle Suite 2225
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5555
Fax: (336) 846-5567
Email: taxmapping@ashecountygov.com

Veterans Services

Provides assistance to veterans, their widows, orphans or survivors in obtaining or preserving existing benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

150 Government Circle Suite 2100
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 846-5575
Email: veterans@ashecountygov.com