Town of Banner Elk, North Carolina


    Art on The Greene Canceled - Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and for the safety of the artists and the public, we regret to announce that we will not be holding the Fourth of July and the August Days Art On The Greene events for 2020.  It is still our hope that the situation will improve and we will be able to hold our Labor Day event.

    The Town of Banner Elk continues to follow County, State and Federal guidance on issues related to COVID-19.  The following information is provided as the lasted update.

    North Carolina Pauses in Safer At Home Phase 2, Adds Statewide Requirement for Face Coverings

    Governor Cooper Press Release 6/24/2020

    Read Executive Order No. 147

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Requirements for the Use of Face Coverings and Masks


    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.


    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services  (NCDHHS)

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   (CDC)

    Avery County