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Union County, North Carolina

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Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Superior Court

J.R. Rowell
Phone: 704-698-3100
Fax: 704-698-3101


Phone: 704-292-2746

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What clinical services do we provide?

  • Children’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • General Health
  • WIC
  • Medical Records

What community services do we provide?

  • ABC (About Breast Cancer)
  • Breast Feeding Peer Counselor
  • Care Coordination for Children
  • Child Care Health Consultant Program
  • Community Health Education
  • Parenting with a Purpose
  • Pregnancy Care Management
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Vital Records

What are Union County’s privacy practices?

All patient services are confidential as required by North Carolina and federal law.

Communicable Disease Control Program

Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.

Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.

The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:

  • Influenza
  • Norovirus infection
  • Certain healthcare-associated infections.

For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.

The program responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring disease outbreaks
  • Monitoring reportable disease rates
  • Providing education to the public and medical community to prevent the spread of disease
  • Implementation of and enforcement of control measures to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Control and prevention of rabies and other diseases of animal origin that can affect humans.

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:

STD Health Services

STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Other sexually transmitted infections

NC DHHS STD/ HIV Information for Individuals and Families


Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:

  • Gardasil
  • Hepatitis A (Adult) – 2 shot series
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B – 3 shot series
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR
  • Twinrix – 3 shot series
  • Pentacel
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Varicella
  • Tdap
  • Yellow Fever

In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:

Spanish Immunization Schedule (adults)

International Travel Immunizations

With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.

Union County Lost and Found Pets

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Performance Guarantee Review Application

Development & Subdivisions

Development & Subdivisions


What is the major subdivision process?

This outline is a guide to the three major phases for the major subdivision process and corresponds with Union County’s Land Use Ordinance.

Preapplication Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an early opportunity for county staff and applicants to discuss the procedures, standards and regulations required for development under the Development Ordinance. It also provides an early opportunity for staff and applicants to discuss proposed development plans and how they comply with adopted county plans.

Sketch Plan

The sketch plan should provide enough information for county staff to gain a good understanding of the overall development. Items should include proposed property lines, proposed streets and street right-of-way, zoning information, floodplain information, stream buffer information, etc. For projects on County water and/or sewer the sketch plan should also comply with the Union County Water and Sewer Extension Ordinance.

Agencies involved with this review include:

  • Planning
  • Public Works
  • Stormwater
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Health
  • Urban Forestry
  • School

Preliminary Plan

The preliminary plan stage is the construction documents review stage. This is where water and sewer line details, road profiles, tree surveys, soil evaluations, etc. are reviewed in detail to ensure that they comply with local, state and/or federal standards. When preliminary plan approval is given construction activity on infrastructure and general site work can commence. Agencies involved with this review include:

  • Planning
  • Public Works
  • Stormwater
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Health
  • Urban Forestry

Final Plat

The final plat is the document that is recorded in the Register of Deeds office that officially creates the new lots in the development. Before a final plat can be recorded a review of the plat must take place to make sure it complies with the approved preliminary plan. Also, any required infrastructure or other required site features must be either installed and approved by the respective agency or a performance guarantee equal to 125% of the cost must be established. Once the final plat is recorded building permits may be obtained to construct houses.

Performance Guarantees

These devices allow the final plat to be recorded and building permits issued for houses prior to all the infrastructure and other required site features being installed and approved. The performance guarantee must be equal to 125% of the total cost of all incomplete construction. The amount of the guarantee must be reviewed and approved by county staff prior to the posting of the device. When infrastructure is installed and approved the applicant can request that the performance guarantee be reduced or released. Once staff has verified that the infrastructure and/or other required site features are installed per the approved plans then the guarantee will be released.

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Contact Information

Lee Jenson
Senior Planner
Phone: 704-283-3564

Planning and Zoning Staff

Richard Black
Division Director, Planning

Bjorn Hansen
Senior Transportation Planner

Richard Jenson
Senior Planner/Public Facilities Division

James King
Zoning Administrator

Pam Rivers
Administrative Assistant

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