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Last Day for Brush Pickup Approaching 

Leaf Season Begins November 1st

Brush pickup concludes November 1st as leaf pickup season begins in Biltmore Forest. No new brush should be placed at the road between November 1st and January 15th. All brush placed for removal on the road shoulder during this time is the responsibility of the homeowner, as Public Works will be focused exclusively on leaf pickup and removal.

For questions or more information, please contact the Biltmore Forest Public Works Department at (828) 274-3919.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:32:00 PM

Special Joint Meeting Of The Biltmore Forest Board of Commissioners and Board of Adjustment 

Monday, October 16, 2017 2:30 P.M.

A special call joint meeting of the Biltmore Forest Board of Commissioners and Biltmore Forest Board of Adjustment will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 2:30 PM. This meeting will be held in the Commissioners Chambers of the Biltmore Forest Town Hall. The purpose of this meeting is for the Board of Commissioners and Board of Adjustments to discuss accessory structures within the Town.

Please contact Biltmore Forest Town Hall with any additional questions or for more information.

Posted by Laura Jacobs Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Town Code of Ordinances Updated 

Supplement S-1 Available Online

Supplement S-1 of the Town's Code of Ordinances is now available online. This Code of Ordinances, which comprises both the general Town Code and Zoning Ordinance, includes ordinance amendments that were passed since the original recodification was completed in August 2016. 

The Town Code of Ordinances and those ordinances passed within the past year are available for review by clicking the link below.

Supplement S-1, Town Code of Ordinances

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:00:00 AM

Duke Energy Storm Restoration 

Crews in town assessing damage

The Town has received an update from Duke Energy regarding power outages in several portions of Biltmore Forest. All outages appear to be related to trees falling throughout the Town, and crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to make the necessary repairs that will result in power restoration.

The entire Town is not impacted, so residents who do not have power are urged to contact Duke Energy's power outage hotline at (800) 419-6356 to properly register these outages. You may also view outages in the area and find up to the minute information at this link.


Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:54:00 PM

Trash Pickup Postponed 

1 Day Delay for Pickup

Due to the debris on and around the Town roadways, garbage and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day. Tuesday scheduled garbage and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, and Wednesday scheduled garbage and recycling will be picked up on Thursday. 

Posted by Helen Stephens Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Hurricane Irma Preparedness 

Editor's Note: This page has been updated as of Friday, September 8th at 11:30a.m.

Town staff continues to watch the forecast for Hurricane Irma and the resulting impact it may have here locally. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center (link below) shows Irma as a tropical depression just northwest of Atlanta at approximately 8am on Tuesday morning. These most recent modelings still have Biltmore Forest and Buncombe County in the cone of uncertainty where the storm may go, but certainly these forecasts are indicating that impacts may be lessened. Please continue to monitor local news agencies and the National Weather Service information systems to stay on top of the storm's movement and progression over the weekend.

An important note: if you have an emergency during this storm event or at any time, please dial 911! The Buncombe County Emergency Operations Center will be fully operational and they will have quicker access to sending out exactly what service may be necessary for your emergency. Calling the local police department number for Biltmore Forest may result in an unintended or unnecessary delay in assistance.

Preparedness Update

Public works crews remain prepared for the storm, and have cleared storm drains, fueled all vehicles and equipment (chainsaws, other small engine apparatuses), and generally are ready to move quickly if needed. Our crews will be available and on-call throughout the event. Similarly, the Police Department is preparing for the event by fueling all vehicles, preparing road blockades/barriers, and having standby reserve officers available during the heaviest portion of the storm. 

Helpful Links

You may find the links below useful as you prepare for the storm as well. The biggest thing to remember is to be prepared. The ReadyNC website below has a guide for emergency kits and proper ways to prepare for the storm. 

National Weather Service (GSP) Severe Weather Briefing Page

ReadyNC Website

National Hurricance Center (Irma Specific Page)

Each of the above websites should update in real time as changes are made to the modeling and forecasts for the storm. It is recommended that you also download the ReadyNC app from the Apple Store or Google Play for your mobile devices. This application will provide updated storm reports as well as road conditions and other emergency information.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:06:00 PM

New Alert System for Biltmore Forest Residents 

In the next few weeks, the Town will begin rolling out a new emergency alert system called CodeRed. The CodeRed service provides more precisely targeted information for residents based on their location. By registering with the Town through the CodeRed system, residents will have the ability to receive updates in the manner that is most preferable, such as text messages, emails, or phone calls to your mobile device. You may even opt out of non-emergency notifications if you wish. To register your account, simply click the link below.

Click Here to Register!

CodeRed will work on a GIS based system where alerts are tailored to your area. For example, an alert about a water line break which impacts only 8-10 homes would now only be sent to the impacted area. All residents would still receive alerts which impact the entire Town. 

The Town will continue to utilize the Nixle service until CodeRed is fully integrated and operational. We will send out an All-Call to those using the publicly available data, and then provide more information at that time about how citizens may sign up for enhanced and additional CodeRed notifications.

A mobile application for CodeRed is also available and can be found by utilizing the link below.

Mobile Application

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Town Hall and Public Works Dept Closed Monday 

Observance of the Labor Day Holiday

The Town Hall and Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The Police Department will maintain routine operations.

Due to the holiday, regular trash and recycling pick up will be delayed by one day. If your pickup typically occurs on Monday, this will be pushed back to Tuesday and so on throughout the week. Please contact the Biltmore Forest Public Works Department at (828) 274-3919 with any questions.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, September 1, 2017 2:09:00 PM

New Kiosk to Dispose of Medications 

Located at Biltmore Forest Police Department

Communities throughout the United States are pitching in to protect children from inadvertent drug ingestion or drug abuse, and to keep citizens safe from contaminated drinking water resulting from flushing, trashing or tossing of expired or unused prescription drugs. 

With the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), the Biltmore Forest Police Department has implemented a collection system that provides a simple way for individuals to safely dispose of unused or expired medications.  Effective July 27, 2017, citizens are now able to bring their expired or unused medications to the Biltmore Forest Police Department and dispose of them in a secure Kiosk in the lobby of the police department.  Citizens should notify the desk officer on duty, who will then unlock the door to “pitch in” the medications. The medications collected will be disposed of on a quarterly basis by the North Carolina SBI. 

For additional information, contact the BFPD at (828) 274-0822 or drop by the Police Department.

What Can Be Accepted?


All expired, unused or unwanted controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications, including pet medications. Liquid medications can only be accepted if they are tightly capped.


Regulated Medical Waste, Sharps, Syringes, Thermometers, Hazardous Waste, Aerosols, Illicit Drugs, or Commercial Waste.  

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:20:00 AM

New Police Department Website 

Updates Ongoing

Please check out the newly updated Biltmore Forest Police Department webpage. Chief Bates and the Department are working to update the site to provide more resources for citizens and more information on our community policing efforts. Photos of department members, a Chief's message, and mission and vision statements for the Department provide insight into how our Department is working for you.

Biltmore Forest Police Department Website

Feel free to provide suggestions or updates on what you would like to see on this page, as well as on the entire website.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, July 21, 2017 10:02:00 AM
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