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Making a move to a new city, state, or region can be an overwhelming process when you aren’t well oriented with the area and not sure where to start. Relocating to Asheville, Hendersonville, or any of Western NC’s small towns can be overwhelming. Here, we’ve collected some general information on some of the best places to live in Western North Carolina, along with basic information on county services, utilities, schools, and community resources.

City & County Services For Asheville and WNC

Buncombe County

Haywood County

Henderson County

Jackson County

Madison County

Polk County

Rutherford County

Transylvania County

Yancey County

DMV Offices in Western NC for Driver’s License & Vehicle Registration 

For information on updating your driver’s license, license plate and vehicle registrations, see the Official North Carolina DMV website. See DMV office locations in Western North Carolina below. 

Buncombe County
Asheville Driver’s License Office: 1624 Patton Ave, Asheville (828)251-6065
License Plate Agency: 780 Hendersonville Rd- Suite 8, Asheville (828) 667-2104
Ingles Plaza License Plate Agency: 153 Smokey Park Highway, Suite 160-A, Asheville 

Haywood County
Driver's License Office: 290 Lee Rd, Clyde  (828)627-6969

Henderson County
Driver’s License: 125 Baystone Drive, Hendersonville (828) 692-6915
Vehicle Registration: 145 Four Season Mall, Hendersonville (828) 692-0648

Jackson County
Driver’s License: 876 Skyland Drive, Sylva (828) 586-5413
Vehicle Registration: 454 E. Main St, Sylva (828) 586-3886

Madison County
Driver’s License: 164 N. Main St, Marshall (828) 649-2248
Vehicle Registration: 133 S. Main St, Marshall (828) 649-3528

Polk County
Driver’s License: 130 Ward St, Columbus (828) 692-6915
Vehicle Registration: 51 Walker St, Columbus (828) 894-6430

Transylvania County
Driver’s License: 50 Commerce St, Brevard (828) 883-2070
Vehicle Registration: 69 New Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest (828) 883-3251

Yancey County
Driver’s License: 116 N. Main St, Burnsville (828) 682-9619
Vehicle Registration: 14 Town Square, Burnsville (828) 682-2312

Asheville and Western NC Utilities, Internet

Public Utilities
City of Asheville Water Resources
City of Asheville Sanitation
Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County 
Henderson County Utilities 

Natural Gas
Progress Energy 
PSNC/Dominion Energy 

Duke/Progress Energy 
Haywood EMC 

Mountain Area Information Network 
Skyrunner Internet 
TDS Telecom 

Public TransitBuncombe County Transportation 

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