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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.

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Sex Offender FAQs

Sex Offenders Frequently Asked Questions

Can a sex offender be around any children?

Yes – their biological, adopted, or step children.

Where are sex offenders not allowed to go?

They cannot be within 300 feet of a place intended primarily for the use by minors for education or recreation purposes.

Can sex offenders go to parks?

There are no state or national regulations on buffers for parks or recreation areas but counties and cities may approve ordinances that restrict sex offenders from being in city, county, state or nationally maintained parks and recreation areas.

​How can I find sex offenders that live near my child's school or daycare?

Look up sex offenders at . You can also sign up for emails so that when a sex offender moves into your area you will receive an alert. You can enter up to five locations within a 1, 3, or 5 mile radius of your home, child’s school, daycare, favorite park, or church. This allows you to see a map with the location, name and picture of offenders living near the address you entered into the site.

How close can sex offenders live to schools and daycares?

They cannot live within 1,000 feet of any of these locations unless they are grandfathered in prior to the daycare or school being established, or prior to the law going into effect on December 1, 2008, or resided there prior to their conviction.

Can sex offenders attend church?

Yes, as long as the church does not have a North Carolina registered daycare facility nor is it within 300 feet of a daycare or school.

Can I put a sign in their yard?

No, that would be trespassing.

Can I post their picture on the neighborhood watch website?

Sex offenders’ registration information is publicly available at . This would be the best forum to present this information. Sex offenders have children as well and they should not be held accountable for their parents’ conduct. It would be best to address this question to an attorney that represents the housing committee or neighborhood watch website.

What should I do if I see a sex offender where they are not allowed?

Contact your local law enforcement agency.

Are sex offenders ever removed from the registry?

A sex offender can petition the court ten years after their initial registration date for removal from the registry. If granted, all rights are restored and there are no restrictions on the individual. The ten year period starts on their registration date. If they are sent to prison, they do not register until they are released. Therefore, if they are sentenced to 20 years, their ten year registration starts after the 20 year sentence is completed.

If a sex offender moves near me, how do I know they are registered?

Register for email alerts at