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County Commission

March 20• 5:00 p.m.
Commissioner's Conference Room, Bakersville, NC






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Waste Collection

Recycling SymbolMitchell County Convenience Centers and mobile waste collection services are operating under their summer hours.

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County Commission Special Meeting

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Session on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Conference Room, Administration Building located in Bakersville, NC. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a Public Hearing pursuant to G. S. §153A-77(a), to receive public comments on the intent of the Board of Commissioners to consider the adoption of a resolution abolishing the Mitchell County Board of Social Services and conferring upon the Board of Commissioners all powers, responsibilities and duties of the Board of Social Services; to consider approving a resolution abolishing the Mitchell County Board of Social Services and conferring upon the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners all powers, responsibilities and duties of the Board of Social Services; to consider a discovery compromise on Parcel 0883-00-67-8728 and any other business the Board deems necessary.

Spring Hours for Convenience Centers

Mitchell County Sanitation has announced that spring hours for garbage collection are now in effect. Convenience Centers are now open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The mobile collection unit's hours are now 12:00-6:00 p.m. Learn more about collections locations and hours on the Sanitation Department web page.

2016 County Audit

You can review the 2016 audit for Mitchell County Government (PDF file, requires the free Adobe Reader software).

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

The 2015 Mitchell County Community Health Assessment has been released and can be accessed here (PDF file - open with the free Adobe Reader)

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.