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Notice of Meeting of the East Yancey Water and Sewer District Board Scheduled for 11 December 2017


Notice of Special Meeting of the Yancey County Board of County Commissioners Scheduled for 11 December 2017


Notice of Special Meeting of the Yancey County Board of County Commissioners Scheduled for November 2,2017

Yancey County Government


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.


Yancey County Recognized as Outstanding Partner by North Carolina Cooperative Extension


At the 110th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, Yancey County was one of only six counties in North Carolina to be recognized as an outstanding partner by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Follow this link to read the full details - Yancey County Recognized as Outstanding Partner by North Carolina Cooperative Extension


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 Accepting the Partnership Award for Yancey County were (L-R) Commissioner John Stallings, Commissioner Mark Ledford, Clerk to the Board Jason Robinson, Yancey County Cooperative Extension Director Tres Magner, County Manager Nathan Bennett, and Matt Gunnet with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners

Yancey County Foodshed Project

Yancey County Government recently completed a year-long analysis of agriculture and farming in Yancey County. The purpose of the Yancey County Foodshed Project is to help farmers, government agencies, funders, and other community stakeholders to:

(1) Understand local food and farming assets, opportunities, and challenges,
(2) Identify projects to capitalize on opportunities and address challenges, and
(3) Create an action plan to implement these projects and strengthen the local food economy in Yancey County.

To read the full report, click the link : 

Yancey County Foodshed Project Plan


The 2017 Board of Equalization and Review appeal form is available online


This form is used to request a hearing before the Yancey County Board of Equalization & Review to appeal the assessed value of property. Click the link below to get a copy of the appeal form:


2017 Board of Equalization and Review Appeal Form


Explore Burnsville


Visit the Explore Burnsville website for information about Burnsville and Yancey County.





The Burnsville Town Square has been voted as the winner of the  Great Places in NC: Public Places award.

Burnsville is one of the winners of the People's Choice category, in which the favorites were chosen by popular vote in an online contest.

Thanks to everyone who voted for the Burnsville Town Square!






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 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.


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