Planning Board short-term rental text amendments listening session scheduled for March 18

Press release from Buncombe County:

As part of the text amendment process, the Buncombe County Planning Board has added work sessions and an additional listening session around proposed text amendments to Buncombe County’s development ordinance related to short-term rentals.

The next listening session takes place on Monday, March 18 at A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium starting at 5:30 p.m. The Planning Board is asking for input regarding the specifics of the proposed amendment itself, as opposed to general for/against comments. Find the draft language and frequently asked questions here.

If you would like to make public comment but cannot attend the listening session, please email your comments to The event will stream live at and Buncombe County’s Facebook page.

You can learn more about the text amendment process here.

Upcoming Events

Planning Board Listening Session: March 18, 2024

  • Monday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.
  • A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium
  • Watch live

Planning Board Work Session: April 1, 2024

Planning Board Public Hearing: April 22, 2024

  • Monday, April 22, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Location TBA

Previous Events

Planning Board Work Session: March 4, 2024
Watch live and find associated documents.

Planning Board Work Session: Feb.19, 2024
Watch the video and find associated documents.

Planning Board Work Session: Feb. 5, 2024
Watch the video and find associated documents.

Planning Board Listening Session: Jan. 22, 2024
Watch the video.

Purpose of Planning Board

The Planning Board is a legislative board tasked with making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. The Planning Board has no authority to enact ordinances but does forward recommendations on ordinance language to the Board of Commissioners. Only the Board of Commissioners can approve ordinances that create or change law.

Purpose of work sessions

The primary purpose of the work sessions will be data and text amendment language evaluation and review. No decisions or recommendations will be made at the work sessions.

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