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Events in
Mitchell County

Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce


Spruce Pine Main Street


Rec Department



Waste Collection

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

Regional Media

New Job Postings

Mitchell County is accepting applications for the following positions. To learn more about a position, including getting a full job description and application, select the position title:

Applciation deadline for both positions is noon, September 30, 2016.

County Manager Applications Being Taken

Mitchell County is seeking a strong professional with proven leadership ability to serve as the next County Manger as our current manager is retiring.  The successful candidate will be an experienced, professional and principled leader.  The governing board will be seeking a strong candidate with excellent administrative and communication skills with strong financial management experience.  The County Manger will lead departments, build teams to provide quality services to the County’s citizens.   Mitchell County employs 106 FTE employees and 96 part time employees across 17 departments and has a total budget of $18.9M. The County Manager serves a chief administrator of county government, maintains responsibilities for administering all departments under the general control of a five member Board of Commissioners.


Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, financial management or related field or five or more successful years of local government management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. For more information, access a full job profile and application.

Miscellaneous Information

To apply, please submit a cover letter of interest, detailed resume with references and application to Mitchell County % Kathy Young, Clerk to the Board, 26 Crimson Laurel Circle, Suite 1, Bakersville, NC 28705. 

Job Detail                                                              

County Administration


Range - $56,000 - $84,000
Salary is negotiable and based
on experience and qualifications
Full benefit package is included

August 22, 2016

October 31, 2016

2016 General Election Info

The announcement for the 2016 General Election is now available on the Elections Office page.

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)

2014 County Audit

You can review the 2014 audit for Mitchell County Government (PDF file, requires the free Adobe Reader software).

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.