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Revisions to Animal Control Ordinance 

Ordinance Effective April 12, 2017

At their regular April meeting, the Town Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted revisions to the animal control ordinance. The full text of the ordinance can be found by clicking the link below.

The ordinance includes enhanced definitions of household pets and an increase in the limit of total household pets on a property from 3 to 6. The revised ordinance does specify that only three dogs may be allowed on a property, and the existing registration requirements for dogs still apply. Additional clarifications  were made related to animals commonly referred to as farm animals, and a new section prohibiting the keeping of designated wild animals was added.

Amended Animal Control Ordinance


Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:02:00 PM

Town to Begin Invasive Plant Removal 

Project Slated for Parks throughout the Town

Beginning next week, the Town of Biltmore Forest will be undertaking a project to remove invasive plant material from town parks and properties. The bulk of this project will take place along Park and Vanderbilt Roads (southwest of Rosebank Park), along Vanderbilt Road near Arboretum Road, and along Hemlock Road. 

The purpose of this project is to remove invasive species, under growth, and underbrush that is clogging and choking out the forest. This material, much of which is invasive, prevents the native and natural plants from growing and thriving in our forest environment. Additionally, the invasive species often climb trees and can prevent them from thriving as they should. 

The Town has contracted this work with Wilde Acre Landscaping, a local contractor, and has reviewed the native species, streams, and wildflowers in the areas of work. All care will be taken to ensure that native species and streams are protected during this beautification and preservation project.

Anyone with questions regarding this project, or invasive species removal in general, is encouraged to contact the Town Hall at (828) 274-0824.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, March 3, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Online Payments Now Accepted! 

The Town of Biltmore Forest has partnered with Official Payments to provide access to online credit/debit card and echeck payment options. You may now pay  utility bills, tax bills, permit fees, or any other Town fees directly from the Official Payments website.

Make a Payment
From the link above, select the type of payment you wish to make. Then in the tab options select Local Payments. In the various drop down menus, select the following:
North Carolina --> Biltmore Forest --> and then Payment Type.

There is a small transaction fee associated with the online payment. If you have any questions about online payments, please call the Town Hall at (828) 274-0824 or follow the help guide from the Official Payments link.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, January 5, 2017 4:05:00 PM

Political Sign Ordinance 

Election held November 8th

With the election nearing its conclusion, please find a copy of the Town's ordinances regarding political signage. We encourage anyone with questions to contact the Town Hall or Police Department for further information.

Town Political Sign Ordinance

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:50:00 AM

Biltmore Forest Fire Insurance Rating Improves 

Jump from a Class 3 from Class 4 should result in homeowner's insurance reductions

The Town received great news from the NC Department of Insurance today, as we were informed that Skyland Fire Department's insurance rating for the Town improved from a Class 4 to a Class 3. Skyland Fire Department does a great job serving the Town, and we thank Chief Dennis Presley and his entire Department for their work.

The attached two items are press releases from the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and the Office of the State Fire Marshall.

The third item is a letter from Skyland Fire Department that you can provide your insurance carrier in regards to the change in classification.

Press Release from Wayne Goodwin, Commissioner of Insurance

Statement from the Office of the State Fire Marshall

Letter from Skyland Fire Department in regards to Classification Change

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Monday, August 29, 2016 4:23:00 PM
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