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 Citizen we need your help!
The Counties of Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey are currently engaged in a planning process to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation is important to us!
All Yancey County citizens are encouraged to complete the Toe River Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Survey. This survey questionnaire provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process.
The survey is available online and must be completed by August 10, 2015
The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events.
For complete details on the survey please use the link below:
Hazard Mitigation Planning Survey
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 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.