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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Public Access Limited to Non-Emergency Offices Except by Appointment

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Public Access Limited to Non-Emergency Offices Except by Appointment 

Morganton, N.C. –  In keeping with state and federal recommendations related to COVID-19, Burke County Government will temporarily limit access to non-emergency offices, except by appointment, effective at 8:00 a.m. on March 20, 2020 until further notice. Burke County is committed to serving the needs of our citizens while limiting the potential spread of COVID-19 and / or other infections. This limited access will not affect Burke County Emergency Services.

Non-emergency departments and their phone numbers are listed below and will require an appointment:

  • Animal Services – 828-764-9588
  • Community Development (Planning, Zoning, Code Enforcement) - 828-764-9030
  • Cooperative Extension - 828-764-9480
  • County Manager’s Office – 828-764-9350
  • Elections – 828-764-9010
  • Finance - 828-764-9050
  • Fire Marshal – 828-764-9323
  • General Services Landfill - 828-764-9066 / Water & Sewer – 828-764-9063
  • Health Department - 828-764-9150
  • Environmental Health - 828-764-9240
  • Human Resources – 828-764-9080
  • Information Technology (IT) – 828-764-9410 – 828-764-9420 (GIS/Land Records/Mapping)
  • Burke County Public Library (Morganton) – 828-764-9260 (Valdese) – 828-874-2421 (Hildebran) – 828-764-9283 *Appointments only available to students for computer use. Curbside book pickup is still available. Please see the Burke County Public Library Facebook page for more information.
  • Recreation - 828-764-9090
  • Register of Deeds - 828-764-9340
  • Burke County Senior Centers – 828-430-4147
  • DSS - 828-764-9600
  • Soil & Water Conservation - 828-439-9727 Extension 3
  • Tax Office - 828-764-9430
  • Veteran Services - 828-439-4376 *All business will be conducted via telephone, email, or fax.

The status of COVID-19 is constantly being evaluated and additional information will be announced as needed.

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