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Town of Columbus, N.C.

Welcome to the Official Website for the Town of Columbus

Welcome to Columbus, North Carolina! We are glad you chose to visit our website and learn more about our Town, located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We are conveniently located on Interstate 26, about 30 minutes from Asheville and 90 minutes from Charlotte.  We would love to have you visit and explore our beautiful downtown, unique House of Flags Museum, and many other attractions located in the heart of Polk County. Columbus is the county seat for Polk County North Carolina.

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Mayor McIntyre and Councilwoman Metcalf Holding The New Town Flag

Mayor McIntyre and Jimmi Buell

Holding The New Town Flag


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Acceptable Items for recycle- Waste Industries

Waste Industries 2018 Holiday Schedule

Spring Clean Up Flyer




Attached Document or File Green Light A Vet  

Special Events


Community Calendar
Utility - Water Disconnect Day
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Late & Penalty Fees - Service Disconnection / Reconnection Policy Disconnection / Reconnection The cut-off list will be given to Public Works on the morning of the 21st. Water service will be disconnected between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on the 21st. If the twenty-first falls on a weekend or on a Monday, water will be disconnected the following Tuesday. Public works will restore water service until 3:30 PM

Holiday - Office Closed in Observance of Good Firday
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Town hall will he closed in observance of Good Friday on Friday, March 30, 2018.

Spring Clean Up
Monday, April 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Our annual spring clean-up week will be held April 2nd- April 6th, 2018. For inside town residents only Examples of what the town will pick up: Household Appliances, Furniture, Carpet, Flooring, Tires, Mattresses, etc... *The following Items will not be accepted* Hazardous Waste, Roof Shingles, Batteries, Paint, Items Containing Freon, Propane Tanks, Household Garbage, Yard Waste, Televisions, Computer Monitors, Microwaves, and Recyclables. Leave your trash at the curbside, and the public works crew will make a daily run to the dump. No need to call to schedule a pick up, the public works crew will make rounds through out the town during the week of April 2nd – April 6th ONLY. The Public Works Crew will only pick up one load per household. Any items that are not out by April 6th will not be picked up.

Meeting- Planning Board
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM
The Planning Board meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 4:00 pm in the Council Chambers at the Columbus Town Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Utility - Water Bills Due
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Water bills are due on the 10th of every month unless the 10th falls on a Saturday or Sunday then water bills will be due on the following business day.

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95 Walker Street Columbus, NC 28722 - P.O. Box 146 Columbus, NC 28722 Phone: 828-894-8236 Fax: 828-894-2797