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Addressing
(828) 452-6729alt

Kathy Hoglen, Addressing Coordinator
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The 9-1-1 Addressing Department provides a comprehensive and uniform system of permanent road addresses for all residences and businesses throughout the county in order to facilitate provision of adequate public safety and emergency response services.

Animal Services
(828) 456-5338alt


Jean Hazzard, Director
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The Haywood County Animal Control is responsible for investigating animal cruelty, enforcing existing animal control laws, and managing stray animals.

Assessor's Office
(828) 452-6734alt

(828) 356-2999alt - Fax

Judy Ballard, Assessor
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Judy Hickman, Asst. Assessor
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Business Personal Property
(828) 452-6664alt
(828) 356-2694alt - Fax

Jennifer Chandler
Motor Vehicles/Elderly, Disability Exemptions
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Teresa Deaver
Personal Property Listing
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(828) 452-6640alt
(828) 356-2999alt - Fax

Real Property Appraisal
(828) 452-6654alt
(828) 456-7953alt

The Assessment Division is part of the Tax Administration Department and is responsible for maintaining records of real and personal property ownership for use in determining Ad Valorem taxation. The Assessment Division also includes the Real Property Appraisal Office, which is responsible for the appraisal of all land and buildings, and the Personal Property Office, which assesses value on personal property such as mobile homes, untagged motor vehicles, boats, motors, farm equipment, aircraft, business machinery and equipment, or property rented to others as part of a business.
Board of Commissioners
(828) 452-6625alt
(828) 452-6715alt - Fax
The Board of Commissioners is the governing body of Haywood County. The five-member board is elected at large for four-year staggered terms and may serve unlimited terms. Their duties include deciding what services should be provided to the citizens and how to pay for the services; appointing the County Manager and County Attorney; designating the County Clerk; adopting an annual budget; setting the property tax rate; establish service levels for solid waste, emergency services, public safety, library, public health, mental health and social services; adopting zoning and subdivision regulations; approving new positions, and appointing over 300 people to 50 citizen boards. The Board meets twice each month, normally on the first Monday at 9:00 a.m. and the third Monday at 5 p.m. in Room 3451 of the Haywood County Justice Center, 215 North Main Street, Waynesville.

Building Inspections
(828) 452-6638alt
(828) 452-6791alt – Fax


Bruce Crawford, Director
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The Haywood County Building Inspection Department is responsible for inspecting and issuing permits for all building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical applications for both the residential and commercial fields. Each inspector in the department is certified by the State of North Carolina to conduct inspections in all applications. Inspectors are available between 8:00 am and 9:30 am for plan review and code related questions.

Clerk of Court
(828) 454-6501alt
285 N Main St
Suite 1500
Waynesville, NC 28786

June Ray
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The Clerk of Court is a function of North Carolina government rather than county government. The Clerk's office is housed in the Haywood County Justice Center in Waynesville. The Clerk is responsible for administrative, clerical, and record-keeping functions of the court. The Clerk presides over many judicial matters including probate of wills, estates, guardianship, and foreclosures.

Cooperative Extension
(828) 456-3575alt

 


Bill Skelton, Director
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The Haywood County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an educational partnership between NC State University, NC A&T State University, the US Department of Agriculture and Haywood County. Cooperative Extension provides community-based programs in five program areas: enhancing agriculture, forest and food systems; developing responsible youth; strengthening and sustaining families; conserving and improving the environment and natural resources; and building quality communities.
County Garage
(828) 452-0866alt

Mike Head, Director
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The County Garage oversees auto maintenance for all county vehicles. In addition, the garage works with Mountain Projects to provide maintenance for all Haywood Public Transit vehicles.

County Manager
(828) 452-6625alt
(828) 452-6715alt - Fax

 

 

Ira Dove
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The Haywood County Manager is the chief administrator of county government. The manager is responsible to the Board of Commissioners for the administration of all departments of county government. The County Manager’s Office also includes the County Attorney, Public Information Officer and Administrative Assistant. The County Manager is responsible for implementing the directives of the Board of Commissioners, strategically managing various County departments, developing an annual budget and capital improvement program, providing public information on County services and programs, providing legal support, ensuring accurate records of Commissioners’ action and policies, and serving as Clerk to the Board.

Elections
(828) 452-6633alt
(828) 356-1126alt - Fax

 


Robert Inman, Director
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The Board of Elections is responsible for supervising voter registration and conducting all elections held within the county, including federal, state, county, municipal, school boards, bond issues, ABC issues, and other items that would be voted on by the public. Its functions include establishing election precincts, appointing election officials, hearing appeals, and investigating voter irregularities. The office maintains public records on all voters, past elections, campaign-reporting files, and other election related materials. This office also maintains all voting equipment and supplies used during elections.

Haywood County Emergency Services

Emergency Management
Greg Shuping, Director
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(828) 456-2391alt

Emergency Medical Services
Jim Pressley, Director
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(828) 452-4770alt

Johnny Glance, Fire Marshal
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(828)452-6717alt

The Emergency Services department is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the activities of Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Marshal and 911 Communications. This office also works with the fire and rescue squads in the county.

Erosion & Sediment Control
(828) 452-6706alt
(828) 452-6798alt – Fax


Marc Pruett, Director
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The mission of the Haywood County Erosion and Sediment Control Program is to allow development within Haywood County in the most expedient manner and in the most cost-effective way while at the same time protecting our natural resources and properties adjoining land-disturbing activity from sediment damage. The department oversees the County's Slope Ordinance and works with all persons involved in land-disturbing activity in Haywood County to enforce the county’s erosion and sediment control ordinance and to make sure that all reasonable measures are taken to prevent damage to public and private property.

Finance
(828) 452-6629alt
(828) 452-6725alt - Fax

Julie H. Davis, Director
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The County's Finance Department is responsible for overseeing the financial affairs of the County in accordance with all applicable local, State, and Federal regulations. It maintains the accounts of the County in accordance with generally accepted principles of governmental accounting. In addition, the Finance Department oversees all purchasing functions as well as all building and vehicle maintenance needs of the County.

Health Department
(828) 452-6675alt
(828) 356-1115– Fax

Dental Clinic
(828)452-6701alt
(828) 452-6619alt - Fax

Environmental Health
(828) 452-6682alt

Carmine Rocco, Director
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Public Health is responsible for addressing the health issues and promoting the health status of the individual, family, community & industry. They provide clinical services and educational services. The Environmental Health Division's mission is to provide education and enforcement of State and Local regulations regarding food sanitation, sub-surface sewage disposal, and other environmental concerns to individuals and businesses.

Human Resources
(828) 452-6764alt
(828) 452-6636alt

Kathi McClure PHR, Director

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The Human Resources Department provides assistance to employees and applicants; reviews programs and benefits and makes recommendations in order to have the best workplace possible. It is responsible for personnel records, benefits, employee relations, recruitment and selection, some payroll and training programs, compliance with federal and state personnel/employment regulations, compensation, and risk management.

Information Technology
(828) 356-2731alt


Lori Tomlin, Director
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The Information Technology Department provides technology and guidance to enhance the delivery of County government services and increase public and employee access to and quality of vital government data. The Information Technology Division is responsible for the day to day operation of network services, security, Internet and Intranet services, application development and support, and training.

Land Records/Geospatial Information Services
(828) 452-6644alt
(828) 456-2392alt – Fax

Stephanie Parkins, Director
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The Land Records/Geographic Information Services Department is a function of the Tax Administration Office and is responsible for the development, maintenance, and dissemination of the County’s digital geographic data.

Library

Canton
(828) 648-2924alt
Fines Creek
(828) 627-0146alt
Maggie Valley
(828) 926-0461alt, ext.6
Waynesville
(828) 452-5169alt

Sharon Woodrow, Director
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The Library System consists of a Main Library in Waynesville and three branch facilities located in Canton, Maggie Valley and Fines Creek. The library offers books, periodicals, videos on DVD, as well as books and music on cd. All materials are available for checkout at no cost. Electronic resources such the NC Digital Library (e-books, music and video), Zinio (e-magazines), Freegal (free e-music) and Pronunciator (language software) are also offered through the library’s website. Users will need to have a current library card in good standing. The library system also provides public access to the Internet at all four branches.

911 Communications
(828) 452-6600alt

Chanda Morgan, Manager
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Part of the Emergency Services Department, the 911 Communications Center serves the public by responding to 911 calls and dispatching the proper resources to address emergency needs.

Planning
(828) 452-6632alt
(828) 452-6798alt – Fax

 

 

Kris Boyd, Director
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The Planning Department functions include reviewing plats for new subdivision and development in the county, studying and recommending long and short range planning needs for the county for transportation, economic development, infrastructure, land use, and environmental priorities. The mechanism for implementing such recommendations and for ensuring the County has controlled, balanced growth is through the development of planning ordinances and regulations. The Haywood County Planning Board directs the planning staff in identifying needs and formulating policies for governing growth for the ultimate purpose of promoting the public health, safety and general welfare of its citizens.

Facilities and Maintenance

(828) 452-6650alt
(828) 452-6778alt – Fax

Dale Burris, Director
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This department oversees the maintenance needs and repairs to all county buildings and grounds.

Public Information Office
(828) 452-7305alt
(828) 452-6715alt – Fax

David Teague, PIO

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The Public Information Office is responsible for the preparation of news releases and other information related to county government; HCTV, the Haywood County government access channel; and the county web page.

Recreation and Parks
(828) 452-6789alt

Claire Carleton, Director
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The Haywood County Recreation and Parks Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our county by coordinating and providing recreation programs and facilities.

Recycling, Solid Waste
(828) 627-8042alt
(828) 627-8137alt – Fax

Stephen King, Director
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Haywood County, through the Solid Waste Management Department, operates ten collection "convenience" centers, a Materials Recovery Facility, and White Oak Landfill. The ten collection convenience centers collect household waste plus recyclables.

Register of Deeds
(828) 452-6635alt
(828) 452-6762alt - Fax

 

Sherri Rogers, Registrar
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The Haywood County Register of Deeds serves as custodian of all records of real estate, vital records, military discharges and the certification of notary publics. You can apply for a marriage license in the Register of Deed’s Office and it is where you get a certified copy of the license. You can also obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate or that of a loved one’s death certificate, if the birth and or death did in fact occur in Haywood County.

Sheriff’s Office
(828) 452-6666alt
(828) 356-1021alt – Fax

Greg Christopher, Sheriff
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The Haywood County Office of the Sheriff is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to protect the safety of the citizens of Haywood County, and to enforce the laws of North Carolina.

Social Services
(828) 452-6620alt
(828) 452-6686alt



Ira Dove, Director
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The mission of Haywood County Social Services is to improve the quality of life for citizens by: preventing social problems; protecting adults, children and families from abuse and neglect; bringing children to permanent families; enabling adults and older foster children to become self-sufficient; assuring that parents financially support their children; giving the elderly and disabled a choice to remain in their homes rather than enter a rest home or nursing care facility; and connecting citizens with food, shelter, utilities and medical attention.

Soil & Water Conservation
(828) 452-2741alt
(828) 452-7031alt – Fax


Leslie Smathers, Director

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The Haywood Soil and Water Conservation District is a local organization charged with the responsibility of promoting soil and water conservation and establishing conservation programs in the District. The District partners with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to carry out these responsibilities, working with state, federal, and local agencies on natural resource concerns.

Tax Administration

Assessor
(828) 452-6734alt

(828) 356-2999alt - Fax

Real Property Appraisal
(828) 452-6654alt
(828) 456-7953alt - Fax

Collections
(828) 452-6643alt
(828) 452-6661alt - Fax

David B. Francis, Director
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The Haywood County Tax Administration office oversees the assessment and collection of Ad Valorem taxes for the County, and oversees the Land Records/GIS department. The Tax Office has the responsibility of assuring all values are equal for all property, regardless of who the owner may be. The Tax Collector has the responsibility to see that taxes are paid for each respective property.

Veterans Services
(828) 452-6634alt
(828) 356-2608– Fax

Stephen Allred, Director
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The Haywood County Veteran's Service Officer assists veterans and their dependents in filing claims with the Veterans Administration for benefits and service.