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. Regular Planning Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Ashe County Courthouse.  The Ashe County Courthouse is located at 150 Government Circle, Suite 3300. 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
William Carter, Vice Chair
Derek Calhoun
David McMillan
Kelly Carson

All of the Board members can be contacted, or membership applications made through the Planning office at: (336) 846-5957, fax: 336.846.5518 or planning@ashecountygov.com.

Creating Outdoor Recreation Economies Survey

Click here to download 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.

Click here for information about Ashe County Comprehensive Transportation Plan Update Recommendations Public Input.