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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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Equalization and Review

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications

Mark Ashcraft

Regular Member

2/20/2017 - 2/28/2020

at large

County Resident

Raymond Brooks

Regular Member

02/15/2016 - 2/28/2019

at large

County Resident

Dutch Hardison

2016 Chair

Regular Member

2/20/2017 - 2/28/2020

at large

County Resident

Randy Adcock

Regular Member

02/15/2016 - 2/28/2019

at large

County Resident

Mike Rape Regular Member 3/1/2015 - 2/28/2018 at large County Resident

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.


Authority to Establish: General Assembly (Senate Bill 1360)

Number of Positions


Meeting Information

Dates and Times set by Board of Equalization and Review and posted.

The Board of Equalization and Review opens its sessions not earlier than the first Monday in April and not later than the first Monday in May.

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Contact Information

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners:
Lynn West, CMC
500 N. Main St., Room 914
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3853

About Equalization and Review

The Board of Equalization and Review is composed of five members, except that the Board of Commissioners may appoint up to four additional members to serve solely during a reappraisal year. This five-person board reviews the listings and valuations assigned to property by the Assessor's Office, making whatever changes necessary to ensure that the values meet the standards established by State law. The Board hears property owner appeals concerning the value assigned by the Assessor's Office and has the authority to make adjustments, upward or downward, necessary to bring the valuation into line with the standards established by law. In performing these two general responsibilities, the Board of Equalization and Review has power to investigate, employ expert assistance, and subpoena any persons and records needed to obtain information pertinent to its inquiry. NOTICE OF MEETINGS Of the Union County BOARD of EQUALIZATION & REVIEW Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-322 the Union County Board of Equalization and Review will meet as required by law. PURPOSE OF MEETINGS To hear upon application, taxpayers that own or control taxable property assessed for taxation in Union County, with respect to the valuation of such property, or the property of others, and to fulfill other duties and responsibilities required by law. Meetings will begin promptly as scheduled in the Commissioners Board Room 1st Floor, Union County Government Center, 500 North Main Street in Monroe, NC. Owners of real property that receive an assessment notice after the adjournment of the Board of Equalization and Review may file a request for appeal within 15 days after the date of the notice. Owners of taxable personal property or classified motor vehicles may file a request for appeal within 30 days after the date of the tax bill. The schedule for the hearing of appeals will be posted at the Office of the County Assessor, serving as Clerk to the Board of Equalization and Review, and will also be provided to individuals and organizations that have requested notice pursuant to G.S. 143-318.12. All requests for hearing must be made in writing to: Robin E. Merry, Clerk Union County Board of Equalization & Review 500 N. Main Street, Suite 236 PO Box 97 Monroe, NC 28111-0097 (704) 283-3746