Departments

  1. Airport

    Discover the many services and opportunities available by using the Rowan County Airport.

  2. Animal Services

    Discover the various services of the Animal Services Department including Animal Enforcement, Animal Shelter and the Nature Center.

  3. Building Inspections

    The Building Inspections Department is dedicated to ensuring safety to all Rowan County citizens by enforcing the North Carolina State Building Code.

  4. Convention & Visitors Bureau

    View the official source for visitor, meeting, vacation and travel information on Rowan County.

  5. Cooperative Extension

    North Carolina Cooperative Extension partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinian's.

  6. County Manager's Office

    The County Manager’s duties include overseeing all County departments, representing the County in dealings with other governmental units and agencies, and overseeing programs and operations pursuant to the policies, ordinances and directives adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.

  7. Elections

    Responsible for registering all qualified persons to vote, providing absentee voting services, validating signatures on candidate petitions, maintaining accurate updated files on voters, preparing for and running all County elections.

  8. Emergency Services

    Our department is comprised of 3 divisions: Emergency Medical (EMS), Fire, and Emergency Management / Homeland Security, each providing unique and specialized levels of public safety services to the citizens of Rowan County and it's municipalities.

  9. Environmental Management

    The Department of Environmental Management oversees the operations of the Landfill and the Recycling programs.

  10. Facilities Management

    The Facilities Management Department is responsible for 30 County owned facilities, learn more about their dedication to building and ground maintenance.

  11. Finance

    The Finance Department is responsible for recording and reporting the financial activities of the County.

  12. Health Department

    Our mission is to provide and to encourage the provision of quality public health programs that protect and promote health, prevent and control disease, reduce and rehabilitate disability, as well as establish and maintain healthful lifestyles in a safe environment.

  13. Human Resources

    The department mission is to be proactive and a strategic provider of quality professional Human Resource Services for Rowan County Government including the development and administration of all personnel policies and procedures, employee recruitment and selection, benefits administration, wellness plan, job classification and compensation, employment law compliance, employee training and development, and employee relations.

  1. Information Technology

    Learn about the Information Technology department.

  2. Library

    Rowan Public Library provides access to print and digital resources for children, teens, and adults. Our mission is to inspire the spirit of exploration and the power of imagination, promote the joy of reading, and support the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for all people.

  3. Parks & Recreation

    Access resources related to parks, facilities, programs, special events and more.

  4. Planning & Development

    The Department of Planning and Development is responsible for the issuance of zoning permits, subdivision review, geographic information systems (GIS), land use planning, minimum housing, solid waste and the enforcement of the Zoning, Subdivision and Flood Damage Prevention ordinances.

  5. Register Of Deeds

    The Register of Deeds Office provides numerous services to the working community and the general public.

  6. Rowan Transit System

    Rowan Transit System is a non-emergency public transportation service for Rowan County residents. Find information on hours, assistance, and holidays.

  7. Senior Services

    The Senior Services Department is now part of Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

  8. Sheriff's Office

    The Rowan County Sheriff's Office was established in 1753, with the Sheriff as the only officer. The Sheriff's Office now consists of a total of 207 employees of which 121 are Full-time and 20 are Part-time law enforcement officers with 50 Full-time civilian and 16 part-time civilian staff.

  9. Social Services

    Rowan County Department of Social Services (DSS) is committed to improving the lives of our citizens, helping them to overcome life’s challenges, while at the same time promoting their personal responsibility in order to build a stronger community.

  10. Soil & Water Conservation

  11. Tax Administration

    Tax Administration is comprised of two divisions, County Assessor and Tax Collector.

  12. Telecommunications

    Our Department handles routine and emergency calls for 10n law enforcement agencies, 39 paid and volunteer fire departments, 6 EMS stations, Rowan County Rescue Squad and local government agencies.

  13. Veterans Services

    The Veterans Services Department provides direct services to military veterans and their families.