Planning & Zoning

The Town of Biltmore Forest was incorporated in 1923, and was determined eligible for Determination as a Historic District by the U.S. Department of Interior in March 1990.  The idea of preserving and enhancing nature is at the core of the beauty of Biltmore Forest and helps guide the ordinance makers, administrators, developers, and residents of the Town. 

It is for this reason that ordinances guide the removal of trees, that structures and buildings are forbidden in front yards, and why fences have always been discouraged.

As a resident, it is your responsibility to comply with all Town Ordinances including the Town Code of Ordinances, Town Zoning Ordinance and Town Subdivision Ordinance.


The first step in obtaining a Certificate of Zoning Compliance is to complete the Zoning Application. Additional forms may be necessary depending on the project and the property.

For questions about the zoning permitting process, please contact Jonathan Kanipe.

Certificate fees are based on the value of construction and must be paid when picking up the Certificate of Zoning Compliance. 

First $2,000 of construction value


Each additional $1,000 of construction value

$  2