The Town of Banner Elk will be doing fire hydrant flushing beginning Monday May 18th through approximately May 29th. Flushing of fire hydrants removes minerals and sediment that build up over time and ensures that all fire hydrants are in good working order.
Low pressure, discoloration or cloudiness are possible following hydrant flushing in your area. Generally, this will clear up by running cold water for several minutes. Although the water is still considered safe to use during this time, customers should refrain from doing laundry when water is discolored and avoid running hot water, as mineral sediments can accumulate in your water heater.
Avery County Removes Limited Short Term Rental Requirement – 5/22/2020
Governor Cooper announces easing restrictions on travel, business operations and mass gatherings: Phase 2 - Effective Friday, May 22 at 5 pm
Notification of policy changes for water and sewer customers (4/3/2020)
The Town of Banner Elk will not be disconnecting any customers for nonpayment for at least 60 days. Further the Town will not charge fees for late payments or collect late fees that were imposed as of March 31, 2020. Late fees will be waived for at least 60 days. For those unable to make utility payments the Town will be developing payment plans as the need arises. This does not in any way relieve our customers from the obligation to pay their bill and we encourage customers who are able to make payments to continue to do so.
The Town Hall and The Historic Banner Elk School will be closed to the public until further notice. Town Hall staff will continue to work and are available by phone and email during regular office hours. 828-898-5398
The park restrooms and playground equipment have also been closed at this time. The park and greenway do remain open.
We apologize for any inconveniences this creates during this trying time. Please know that the Town continues to monitor developments and take appropriate actions to provide service continuity.
The Town of Banner Elk will continue to follow State and Federal guidance on issues related to COVID-19.
PLEASE USE THE LINKS BELOW FOR INFORMATION AND UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Welcome to the Town of Banner Elk
Banner Elk, in Avery County, North Carolina is located in the mountains of western North Carolina and is home to a bustling community filled with High Country activities such as skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and fishing.
Banner Elk is in the center of The High Country and is the ski capitol of the South. This is the destination for thousands of people who love the great outdoors and southern culture. The main attraction is the very agreeable climate, the local citizens, and the year-round activities found in the high country. Many gated communities can be found nestled in Banner Elk’s countryside.