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Yancey-Mitchell Solid Waste Transfer Station To Be Closed Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8 Due to Construction


Notice of Special Meeting of the Yancey County Board of County Commissioners Scheduled for 12th September 2016


Yancey County Commissioners were given an update about an innovative project by Adam McCurry

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.


Important Update to Voter ID Law



On July 29, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and other elections procedures enacted under S.L. 2013-381 and amended by S.L. 2015-103.

Barring any alternative outcome on appeal, the following are no longer enforceable:


  • Photo ID requirement contained in Part 2 of Session Law 2013-381, as amended by Session Law 2015-103;
  • Removal of preregistration contained in Part 12 of Session Law 2013-381;
  • Elimination of same-day registration contained in Part 16 of Session Law 2013-381;
  • Changes to early voting contained in Part 25 of Session Law 2013-381; and
  • Elimination of out-of-precinct voting contained in Part 49 of Session Law 2013-381.


The district court order is available here. Please check back at this website for updates as they become available.



At their regular business meeting on June 13, 2016 the Yancey County Commissioners adopted the budget plan for county government for the coming fiscal year. Just like North Carolina, Yancey County's fiscal year begins July 1, 2016. This marks the third year in a row that budget adoption has occurred in early June. 

The following documents provide more details about the 2016-17 Budget:

2016-17 Budget Adoption Press Release

2016-17 Budget Message 

2016-17 Budget Ordinance


The 2016 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:


2016 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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