Welcome to the Town of Black Mountain

Dear Black Mountain Residents, Business Owners & Visitors,

Thank you for visiting the Town of Black Mountain online. The purpose of this site is to keep the citizens, businesses and visitors of Black Mountain informed with a wide variety of information. Black Mountain is rich in culture and history and we are delighted to have you visit us and hope you enjoy seeing what makes our town such a special place to live, work and play.

These are exciting and challenging times for Black Mountain. We have scenic parks and recreation areas and exceptional city services and public safety. We are equally proud of the small businesses that are vital to the economic health of Black Mountain, including the outstanding restaurants and unique small businesses that you will find in our historic downtown.

In addition to financial responsibility, the Town Board is focusing on updating the comprehensive plan which was adopted by the Town of Black Mountain in 2014. This plan serves as our guiding document for smart growth. We intend to use the principles outlined in the plan — small town quality of life, safe environment, excellent recreational opportunities, sustainable growth and citizen involvement — to guide the Town of Black Mountain into a leading position among communities in the WNC region.

As Mayor, I invite you to be part of making Black Mountain’s future a bright one.

Mayor Don Collins


State of Emergency Declared

Thursday, May 31, 2018

 UPDATE: On July 13, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. the Town of Black Mountain remains under a state of emergency.  North Carolina Emergency Management and FEMA Teams have completed preliminary damage assessments in the Town over the past few weeks. We are waiting on the results of those assessments and will notify the public with any updates as soon as we are able to. We will likely remain under a state of emergency until Governor Cooper lifts the State notice.  We appreciate your patience. 

Click here to view the State of Emergency Proclamation. 

Click here to view information and resources for Black Mountain Citizens who are in need of assistance or guidance in the aftermath of flooding along waterways. 

Click here to view the list of contacts and summary information regarding the State of Emergency. 


Black Mountain Citizen Academy

Friday, May 18, 2018
Are you curious about how your town government works? Want a behind the scenes look at everything from the police department to planning and development to stormwater and sanitation? Feel like asking the hard questions about how your tax monies are spent? The Black Mountain Citizen Academy is for you!  

Please click the following links to view the Press Release  Schedule of Sessions  Presentation and Application .  If you have questions please contact the town clerk at townclerk@townofblackmountain.org .   


Accepting Applications for Boards & Commissions Vacancies

Thursday, July 05, 2018

The Town of Black Mountain is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the Historic Preservation Commission. Please review the policy manual to determine qualifications and residency requirements. (link below).  Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to obtain an application. Applications are due to the Town Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 to be considered. Many Boards and Commissions require members to reside within the territorial jurisdiction of Black Mountain and some require a majority of the members to have demonstrated special interest, experience or education in a related field.  Click here to read the policy manual. Members will be asked to sign and abide by a code of ethics and open meetings laws. Click here to read the code of ethics policy.


After Hours Emergency Contact

Monday, November 21, 2016

If you need to report a water break or other town utility emergency after hours or on the weekend please contact 828-419-9350 to report. 

If you need to report a sewer related problem please contact MSD at 828-255-0061 (24 hour line) to report. 

If you have a police or fire or medical emergency please dial 911. 


Black Mountain Town Hall

Town of Black Mountain

160 Midland Ave., Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: (828) 419-9300
Fax: (828) 669-4204

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  Meeting Notices

Board of Aldermen Special Call Meeting- CLOSED SESSION

The Black Mountain Board of Aldermen will hold SPECIAL CALL MEETINGS on Thursday, July 19,, July 26, and August 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m in the Board Room in the Town Hall Building, 160 Midland Avenue, Black Mountain, NC.  The purpose of the meetings is for the Board of Aldermen to enter into CLOSED SESSION to discuss personnel matters, as permitted in NC GS 143.318.11(a)(6) and to discuss updates with the Interim Town Manager. Click here to view the notices. 

The meeting is open to the public.

Should you require accommodations or if you have questions please contact the Town Clerk (828)419-9310. 


Board of Aldermen Agenda Workshop Meeting

The Board of Aldermen will hold their Agenda Workshop Meeting on Thursday August 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall. This meeting is open to the public. If you should require accommodations please contact the Town Clerk at 828-419-9310. Please click here for the Board of Aldermen Meeting Information Brochure.


Board of Aldermen Regular Session Meeting

The Board of Aldermen will hold a their Regular Session Meeting on Monday August 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m at Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public. The current agenda packet can be found by visiting the important links section on the home page. Should you require accommodations please contact the Town Clerk at 828-419-9310. Please click here for the Board of Aldermen Meeting Information Brochure. 


Planning Board Monthly Meeting

The Black Mountain Planning Board will meet for their monthly meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 160 Midland Avenue, Black Mountain, N.C. The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers, review the Boards and Commission Manual and Code of Ethics Policy, consider a request for a right-of-way closure on First Street (off of Blue Ridge Assembly Drive) and to consider a schedule of meetings.

If you need additional information or accommodations for the meeting, please contact Zoning Administrator, Jennifer Tipton at (828-419-9373.

Please click here for the cancellation notice: