Buncombe County offices closed for Juneteenth holiday June 19

Press release from Buncombe County:

On Wednesday, June 19, Buncombe County offices will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Buncombe County was a leader in honoring the Juneteenth holiday in 2021 and in 2023, the Board of Commissioners moved to keep services in sync with federal and city partners. Pausing for the holiday will help raise awareness about the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Buncombe County is honored to commemorate this important date in history. Learn more about Juneteenth here.

Please see below for more departmental information.

Buncombe County Animal Shelter

The Buncombe County Animal Shelter will be closed Wednesday, June 19. Please note the Animal Shelter does not operate the same hours as the Adoption Center. We are closed on Sundays and all recognized Buncombe County holidays. On holidays, we run an emergency schedule, opening for 15 minutes only at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.

Buncombe County Board of Elections

Administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, June 19.

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office front desk will be closed Wednesday, June 19. All other operations will be on a normal schedule.

Emergency Services & Public Safety Communications

Administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, June 19. EMS and 911 maintain normal operations.

Family Justice Center

The Family Justice Center will be closed Wednesday, June 19. You can find 24-hour hotline information on our website.

Health & Human Services

All BCHHS services will be closed Wednesday, June 19.

ID Bureau 

The Identification Bureau at 52 Coxe Ave., will be closed Wednesday, June 19.

Mountain Mobility

Mountain Mobility will only be offering City of Asheville Complementary ADA paratransit on Wednesday, June 19.

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation administrative offices are closed Wednesday, June 19. All Buncombe County public parks and pools are open on their regular schedules.

Public Libraries

All Buncombe County Public Libraries will be closed Wednesday, June 19. The digital library is always available at buncombecounty.org/library. Celebrate Juneteenth with Buncombe County Public Libraries all month.

Register of Deeds

The Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office will be closed Wednesday, June 19. Online services will remain available. If you would like to use this holiday to research records of slavery the Register of Deeds office slave deed database is available here.

Solid Waste

The Landfill and Transfer Station will operate on their normal schedule on Wednesday, June 19.

Tax Collections/Property Assessment

Administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, June 19.

Waste Pro

Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule for Wednesday, June 19.

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