Upcoming Meetings


County Commission
October 3, 2016 • 6 p.m.

Agenda here (PDF file)





Code Red - Keeping Citizens Informed

Residents can sign up for our CodeRED emergency notification system here.

Code Red App Button

Have a smart phone? Download the free CodeRED app by clicking the button above.

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

One-Stop Voting Now Through November 5

The Mitchell County Board of Elections has two one-stop voting locations open now through November 5. Learn more about their locations, hours of operation, and information on the general election on the Elections Board webpage.

2016 General Election Info Updated

Updated information for the 2016 General Election is now posted on the Elections Office page along with a new Absentee Ballot Request.

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.

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

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.