Welcome to the official website of Yancey County government.
We hope that by providing this service, citizens will become more involved in the way their county operates. At this site you will find information helpful in learning more about the services offered by the county, ordinances, resolutions, as well as a directory of county staff. It is our hope that you will use this site to become an informed citizen. If you have comments about how we can improve this site, call the County Manager at 682-3971.
New Information Regarding North Carolina Voter ID Requirements
Beginning in 2016, North Carolina will require voters to show a photo identification (photo ID) when they present to vote in person. This change is a result of the Voter Information Verification Act or "VIVA." (S.L. 2013-381).
To read the full details about the requirements, please visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections site.
Yancey County 2013 Urgent Repair Program
Yancey County is in the process of accepting applications for their 2013 Urgent Repair Program (URP1344). Funding is available to provide assistance for urgent or emergency home repairs not to exceed $5,000. The County expects to be able to assist 11 to 15 homes through the program. Refer to the documents below to see if you qualify for the program and to learn about the application process.
Applications must be returned by 5:00 pm Monday, December 2, 2013 to be considered for the program.
Your Vehicle Registration Notice is Changing
The North Carolina General Assembly passed a new law to create a combined motor vehicle registration renewal and property tax collection system. In doing so, the new law transfers the responsibility for motor vehicle tax collection from the 100 counties across North Carolina to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Visit www.ncdot.gov/dmv and click on "Tag and Tax Together" for more information.
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The New Yancey County GIS Website
The Yancey Mapping Department is now providing a new GIS website to better assist the general public. You will find that this site will be more user friendly, as well as provide proper, updated information relating to all land and tax data within Yancey County. Much of the information like floodplains, address structure points, printable tax cards is still not available due to the early stages of the project. We ask for your patience as we work diligently to provide Yancey County with a more professional, and resourceful website.
To visit the new GIS site, simply click the tab at the top of the page - "Yancey County GIS" or click the map on this page.
Tax Payment Drop Box
For the convenience of Yancey County Taxpayers, the Tax Collections Office has placed a payment drop box near the front entrance of the courthouse at the top of the sidewalk. Directions for drop box payment are posted at the location. Envelopes are provided inside the drop box for payment by check. Please do not deposit cash.