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Notice of Special Meeting of the Yancey County Board of County Commissioners Scheduled for 22nd January 2018


Commissioners Receive Good Financial News at their January Meeting


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



Please read the official notice of an election to be conducted in YANCEY County on 05/08/2018. This notice contains a list of all of the ballot measures and federal, State, and local offices this county expects, as of this date, to be on the ballot on the date of the election.

 100 Day UOCAVA Election Notice

Yancey Commissioners Ask State Legislature to Fully Fund Small Classes; Provide Support Public School Building Bond Act


Yancey County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution at their February 12 meeting expressing concern for a number of recent state public school policy changes. Commissioners join other counties and school districts across North Carolina in asking the General Assembly to fully fund small classes and slow the implementation of the Kindergarten to third grade class size reductions required in recently passed state law.

Please read the press release for details -- Small Class Size; Public School Building Bond Act Press Release

Please read the Resolution  -- Resolution Regarding K-3 Class Size Reduction Implementation


Yancey County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed that Friday, January 26, 2018 shall be known as "Mountain Heritage Cougar Football Day" in Yancey County, North Carolina and all citizens and residents are encouraged to display their Cougar Pride on that day.


The County of Yancey wishes to congratulate all of those involved with this outstanding football team – players, coaches, parents and Cougar fans – for a successful winning season. Yancey County Government is proud of all of our students and their achievements whether in academics or athletics. Go Cougars!


Read the Mountain Heritage High School Varsity Cougar Football Proclamation

Read the Press Release Proclaiming January 26, 2018 as Mountain Heritage Cougar Football Day

The 2018 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:

2018 Board of Equalization and Review Appeal Form



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




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!







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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