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Urgent Repair Program Applications Being Accepted

The Kerr-Tar Council of Governments is accepting applications from July 1 – September 1 for residents to participate in the urgent repair program.  This program is offered to low and very low income individuals for various home repair needs and provides up to $8,000 in forgivable funding for the work to be completed.  Please contact the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments for income limits and further details.  Kerr-Tar can be contacted at 252-436-2040.

Eligible projects include:

  • Improvement required to provide handicap accessibility (Repair or install ramps, grab-bars, handicapped bathrooms or door widening)
  • Repair or replacement of roof when there is an active leak
  • Repair or replacement of dangerous or inadequate heating and cooling systems
  • Repair or replacement of air conditioning system if medical documentation is provided
  • Repair or replacement of dangerous electrical systems that may present a hazard to the occupant(s)
  • Repair or replacement of deteriorated foundations or porch structural members such as steps, landings, decking, hand or guard rail
  • Replacement deteriorated water or sewer lines
  • Repair or replacement of interior floors, or floor systems which are structurally unsound and present a threat to the safety of the occupant(s)

Interested in Serving – Housing Authority Board

Public Notice – Solicitation of Applications

The Vance County Board of Commissioners is currently soliciting applications for persons interested in serving on the Vance County Housing Authority.  The Housing Authority supervises personnel and oversees activities of the 75 units at Lincoln Heights Apartments. Applicants must be willing to devote time, attention and effort needed to fulfill member duties and participate actively and constructively in the business of the Housing Authority. 

 Please see this link for an application.

System Pressure Advisory CANCELLED – Vance County Water District

System Pressure Advisory CANCELLED!

June 7, 2017

 The water consumers of Vance County Water District, in Vance County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to SCADA Control and High Service Pump issues at the Kerr Lake Regional Water Plant.  Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Therefore, the Division of Water Resources advises that when water is restored consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

This office is strongly urging the water consumers to conserve water whenever possible.  This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.

This advisory issued on June 5, 2017 by:

JP McCann, ORC

Vance County Water District

252-235-4900 Ext. 001

Boiling water concentrates any levels of nitrates that may be present in the water. Infants below the age of six months and pregnant women should use an alternate water supply (e.g., bottled water) whenever possible.


Do you have lawn, garden or farm chemicals you no longer need? Do you have products more than three years old? Protect your family, your pets and the environment by bringing unneeded chemicals to our pesticide disposal day. This event will be held on Thursday, May 25th, 10 am to 2 pm at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market (210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC). We will accept all pesticide products, including herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, etc. in original, labeled containers. Both liquids and solids (e.g. granules, powders) are acceptable. For large containers (e.g. 5 gallons or more) or large quantities, please call in advance. We CANNOT accept: fertilizer, paint, solvents, gasoline, household cleaners, or other household hazardous waste. This service is offered at no charge in cooperation with NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. For more information, e-mail or call 252-438-8188.





DATE: Saturday, April 29, 2017

TIME: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

LOCATION: City Operations Center, 900 South Beckford Drive, Henderson, NC 27536

*Event is for residential only; no CONTRACTORS PERMITTED


Paints, Batteries, Cleaners, Light Tubes, Propane Gas Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers, Mixed Solvents

Vance County Sheriff’s Office:
Prescription Drugs / Antibiotics / Pain Medication / Allergy Medications, etc.

Shred Ace:
Secure Document Shredding

Televisions, Computer Monitors and CPUs, Keyboards, Mouse, DVD Players

Cardboard, Metal and Aluminum Cans, Plastic Bottles, Newsprint, Magazines


For more information, contact Jason Falls at (252) 738-2090 or


The County of Vance invites qualified independent auditors, having sufficient governmental accounting and auditing experience, to submit bids in order to perform the single audit as well as prepare the financial statements and compliance reports. Vance County intends to continue the relationship with the auditor for no less than three years on the basis of annual negotiation after the completion of the first year contract. The specifications for bids can be obtained in the Vance County Finance Office, 122 Young Street, Suite B, Henderson, NC 27536. Sealed bids must be received no later than 2:00 p.m., March 24, 2017 at the address above and will be opened at that time. Bid packages must be clearly marked. The County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Vance County has partnered with its surrounding counties and has participated in the development of a regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is intended to identify know areas within our jurisdictions that are susceptible to natural and manmade incidents and to address methods and practices that are intended to lessen or eliminate any impact from such occurrences. A public hearing will take place at the February Board of Commissioners Meeting and we are actively seeking input from the public as a part of this process. 

                Click HERE to download the full plan in PDF form



                Or click HERE to read an online version of the plan.


County Property For Sale

The County website now includes a listing of county owned surplus real estate properties that are available for purchase.  By clicking on “Surplus Properties – Land” at the top of the county main page the acquisition process as well as a listing of properties can be viewed.  The page includes separate lists for county owned property and jointly owned property with the City of Henderson.

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