Contact Us

Burke County endeavors to deliver all public services in a professional manner and to respond promptly to all citizen inquiries and concerns.

General Questions
Burke County Government Center
200 Avery Avenue
Morganton, NC 28680-0219

Phone: 828-764-9000

Report Abuse or Neglect

If you need to report abuse or neglect during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, call 828-764-9600 and ask to speak to a children's protective services intake worker. 

After 5 p.m. or on the weekend, call the Burke County Sheriff's Department at 828-438-5500 and ask to speak to the Burke County Department of Social Services on-call social worker. Do not make a report using this website.