Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers to frequently asked questions below, and if there are questions not included here, please contact the Town Hall at (828) 894-8236.

 What are the government office hours?

The Town Hall is open from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.  In the event of any after-hours emergencies, please contact the Police Department at (828) 894-5464.

 What is the solid waste and recycling pick up schedule?

Household solid waste will be picked up by Green For Life every Tuesday morning.  

Recycling is picked up every Friday morning.

For more information, check out our Solid Waste homepage.  - This link is specific to Green for Life and will be a great location for residents to follow if there are any service interruptions in the future.


 Are there additional locations for recycling?

Recycling will be accepted from 7:00am until noon at the following days and locations:
  • Monday - Tryon - Harmon Field
  • Tuesday - Saluda - Ozone Drive & Hwy 176 intersection
  • Wednesday - Green Creek - Green Creek Fire Department
  • Thursday - Columbus - Jim Christopher Street

  Where is the Polk County Courthouse?

The Polk County Courthouse is located at 40 Courthouse St in Columbus.  You can find the Register of Deeds, Clerk of Court, Tax Office, and County Manager's office in this building.

 Where do I pay my taxes?

Tax payments are accepted at the Polk County Tax Office Monday - Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM located at 51 Walker Street.

 Where do I register to vote?

The voters registration office is located in the Womack / Administrative building, second floor.

 Where do I get my drivers license?

Driver's License Office of Columbus, North Carolina is located at 51 Walker Street Columbus, NC 28722. For questions concerning the Driver's License Office of Columbus please call (828) 692 - 6915.


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 Where is the Health Department Located?

The Health Department is located at 161 Walker St, the entrance is on the corner of Walker and Peniel Rd.
95 Walker Street Columbus, NC 28722 - P.O. Box 146 Columbus, NC 28722 Phone: 828-894-8236 Fax: 828-894-2797