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Village Documents

Introduction & Helpful Information:

Provided here is a list of permits for use as part of the Zoning for Chimney Rock Village.  In most cases, only one permit will be required. Yet, there are special circumstances where addendum applications may be requested and required.


General Process & Timelines:

You're encouraged to contact the Zoning Administrator prior to initiating any activity that may require a zoning review or some type of zoning permit.  Any necessary fees must be paid in advance before any reviews begin.

Depending on the permit requested, time frames from receipt of your application through consideration, and any final approvals by the Village Council may take up to four weeks or more.

Please keep these considerations in mind. There is usually a minimum of 4-6 weeks for basic compliance requests. That time frame can be longer for applications requiring a public hearing or for more complex and detailed zoning compliance matters.

Note that the Rutherford County Building Inspection Department will not issue a building permit until your project/activity has been approved by Chimney Rock Village and the correct Zoning Compliance Permit has been approved.

For Additional Information, contact Zoning Administrator, Stephen G Duncan, (828) 777-5718  or Email him here

Chimney Rock Village Zoning Permit Applications

Note that all permit applications have fees associated with them that must be paid at the time of the application for your various permits. In addition to the standard fees, there could be additional fees if a hearing or variance request is necessary. 


If you're not sure what type of permit you need or you just want

to know the cost and process involved with a particular permit

application, Start here: 

Chart of Fees & Descriptions of each Type of Permit



Rutherford County Building Inspection Department

270 N Toms St
Rutherfordton, NC  28139
(828) 287-6035 
(828) 287-6338 (fax)


Chimney Rock Village Official Code of Ordinances  

Note, that clicking on this link takes you to AmLegal, an external website where all of the Chimney Rock Village Ordinances are codified and searchable.


Village Budget Documents


2022-2023 Village Budget


2020-2021 Village Budget

2019-2020 Village Budget


Village Council Meeting Minutes

2023-2024 Village Council Minutes

2021-2022 Village Council Minutes

2020 Village Council Minutes


Village Planning Board Minutes

2023-2024 Planning Board Minutes

2021-2022 Planning Board Minutes

2020 Planning Board Minutes

Village Comprehensive Plan

2011 Comprehensive Plan

Information & Application to Rent the Gathering Place (The Barbara T. Meliski Amphitheater)

Description & Various Appropriate Uses

Guidelines & Application Rental Form

Make checks
out to:

Chimney Rock Village
P.O. Box 300

Chimney Rock, NC  28720
ATTN: Zoning Permits

Questions: Email us

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