County Commission Special Meeting
The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Session on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in the Keith Holtsclaw Board Room. The purpose of the meeting will be for the presentation of the strategic marketing and branding plan for Mitchell County from North Start Destination Strategies and any other business the Board deems necessary.
2016 County Audit
Please be advised that Mitchell County, through the Mitchell County Economic Development Commission, has applied for a $39,000 demolition grant from the NC Department of Commerce. The grant would be used for demolition of the former factory building on 171 Mountain Laurel Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. If the grant is received, and all grant requirements are met, there is potential for an increase in daily traffic on Mountain Laurel Drive if the site were chosen for a future location of a business. Questions or comments should be directed to Laura Verla, Director of Mitchell County Economic Development Commission, by phone at (828) 537-1404, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Hours for Convenience Centers
Mitchell County Sanitation has announced that winter hours for garbage collection are now in effect. Convenience Centers are now open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The mobile collection unit's hours are now 12:00-5:00 p.m. Learn more about collections locations and hours on the Sanitation Department web page.
2018 Revaluation Notice
The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners has contracted with the firm of Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. to conduct the revaluation of real property in Mitchell County. This firm was established in 1996 and is located in Daleville, Virginia and over the last 20 years has performed revaluation services in 48 Virginia and North Carolina localities. They specialize in equalization assessments and the firm’s work portfolio includes the following North Carolina counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Mitchell, Moore, Polk, Richmond, Swain, and Warren. Visits to individual properties will continue throughout the next 16 months.
The purpose of the revaluation is to reflect 100 percent market value as of January 1, 2018 as required by North Carolina General Statutes and to obtain uniformity, assuring that properties of similar class and value carry similar assessments.
Members of the revaluation team began visiting properties on Monday, August 29, 2016. They will be carrying county issued photo I.D.’s and will have magnetic “County Revaluation” signs on their vehicles. “We want to alert the public to this, because our appraisers will be coming out to resident’s homes to look at dwellings and their property in general, as well as, to take exterior photos/measurements in order to determine the fair market value,” said Gary L. Eanes, Vice President of Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. “Also, it is our ultimate goal to get a good, accurate appraisal of all real estate in the County,” said Eanes.
If residents are not home when an appraiser visits a property, the appraiser will leave a notice indicating that the property has been inspected. A telephone number will be on the notice if more information is needed, and/or if the property owner wants to contact the revaluation office. Residents are invited to call the Mitchell County Revaluation Office with any pertinent information, which can affect the value of their property.
The field inspections are expected to be completed in Fall 2017 and the notices of the proposed change in the assessed value will be mailed out to property owners in February 2018. These notices will give the details on the method of appealing the proposed assessed value.
Estatoe Mobile Unit Services Suspended
Due to road construction of US 19-E and safety concerns for Mitchell County citizens, the services of the mobile recycling unit at Estatoe has been suspended.
Community Health Assessment
Pay Taxes Online
Mitchell County residents can pay their property taxes by debit/credit card or by electronic check through our new online tax portal.
PLEASE NOTE: a convenience fee wil be charged by a third-party vendor who is providing the payment service.
To access the new online system, visit mitchell.webtaxpay.com.