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Notice of Special Meeting of the Yancey County Board of County Commissioners Scheduled for October 2, 2015


Yancey County Election Services and Cooperative Extension Service Moved to New Location


Yancey County Officials Advocate for more Sales Tax Proceeds

On Tuesday, July 21st officials from Yancey County traveled to Raleigh to support fairness in the way that sales tax is distributed to counties across North Carolina.


Schedules and Meetings

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 Prepares for Extreme Rain Event and Hurricane Joaquin


Hurricane Joaquin is threatening to bring severe weather to Yancey County and the region depending on the route the storm ultimately takes. Yancey County Emergency Management and the County Manager's Office are in communication with N.C. Emergency Management and other State agencies to assure proper preparation and response to this storm event.


Read the Press Release for additional information.



Explore Burnsville


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



 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 find out more about the new requirement, visit the My North Carolina. My Vote website.





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!




 There are a lot of exciting things going on in Yancey County!

The Yancey County Report issued by the Yancey County Economic Development Commission contains updates on the many projects going on in Yancey County. Included is information about the highway construction project, the broadband project, and other infrastructure improvements. Other initiatives by Yancey County Government, the Town of Burnsville, educational institutions and area businesses are highlighted as well

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.





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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