Purpose

The Ashe County Planning Department seeks to create livable and enjoyable environments for all residents and visitors of Ashe County. The Planning Department implements land use regulations through a system of ordinances to promote stable and quality development.

Planning Board

The Ashe County Planning Board consists of five members from different communities throughout the County. Planning Board meetings will be held the 1st and  3rd Thursdays of the month at 5:30pm until further notice. Meetings will be held at the Agricultural Services Building 1st floor meeting room, 134 Law Enforcement Drive (formerly Government Circle), Jefferson, NC 28640, unless otherwise noted. To be placed on the Planning Board meeting notification email list, please send an email to planning@ashecountygov.com to be added.  Meetings are subject to change. The Planning Board is responsible for administering several of the County’s Land Use Ordinances, including Residential Subdivisions, Mobile Home Parks, Recreational Vehicle Parks and Communications Towers. Board members are offered a minimal compensation for their time and effort, but are obviously involved because of a desire to sustain and protect the quality of life in Ashe County. As responsible members of the community, Planning Board members take very seriously their commitment to fair and logical interpretation of County ordinances.

Current members of the Planning Board are:

David Phipps, Chair
David McMillan, Vice Chair
Derek Calhoun
William Carter
Kelly Carson

All of the Board members can be contacted, or membership applications made through the Planning office at: (336) 846-5528, fax: 336.846.5518 or planning@ashecountygov.com.

Click here to download a draft of the Ashe County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Click here to download a copy of the Planning Department Permit Fees.

Click here to download a copy of the Adopted Ashe County Planning Board Rules of Procedure.

The farmland preservation plan and farmland preservation plan maps are available for download by clicking on the links.