Mecklenburg County Government

Mecklenburg County Government Mecklenburg County government serves over 1 million residents throughout Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill & Pineville, NC.

Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County and the first official governmental action took place in February 1763. Learn more about the history of Mecklenburg County government at www.mecknc.gov.

Mission: To serve Mecklenburg County residents by helping improve their lives and community.

Operating as usual

11/27/2020
Budget Survey

What would YOU like to see included in the County's next budget? Tell us in a 10-minute survey » https://meck.co/32Pd0Qc

Don't have the time right now? Text "budget" to 1-833-686-1234 and we'll send you the link for later!

Skip the lines and shop online. It's safer and you can still support small, local businesses. Many businesses will allow...
11/26/2020

Skip the lines and shop online. It's safer and you can still support small, local businesses. Many businesses will allow you to shop online or order over the phone and pick up at the curb.

If you do go out, avoid crowds and follow the 3 Ws: wear a mask, wait 6 feet apart and wash your hands. And download the SlowCOVIDNC app. It will let you know (anonymously) if someone you were near has COVID-19.

11/25/2020
Public Health Reminders for Thanksgiving

Our average daily COVID-19 cases are 4 times higher than they were just a month ago. By now you know the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is with your household. But, what if you've already decided to gather or travel? Here's Public Health Director Gibbie Harris with some tips.

Indigenous people have been in North Carolina at least 15,000 years. Today, 122,000 American Indians still live in NC, t...
11/24/2020

Indigenous people have been in North Carolina at least 15,000 years. Today, 122,000 American Indians still live in NC, the sixth largest Indian population in the country. Learn more about North Carolina tribes for Native American Heritage Month » https://meck.co/3fxiww3

Depending on the size of your turkey, you may need to start thawing it TODAY! Whether your bird is fresh or frozen, stuf...
11/22/2020
4 Turkey Time Tips to Safely Prep Your Thanksgiving Bird

Depending on the size of your turkey, you may need to start thawing it TODAY! Whether your bird is fresh or frozen, stuffed or not, avoid food-borne illnesses.

Follow our four turkey safety tips to prepare your Thanksgiving bird without worries. From thawing to handling, stuffing and cooking.

Count On Me CLT
11/22/2020

Count On Me CLT

We all want to see our family IRL during the holidays, but this year it might be safer to just stay home.

Here are some virtual ways to celebrate the season with loved ones:

- Plan a video dinner party
- Share a Thanksgiving playlist
- Have a virtual holiday movie night
- Stream the big game online
- Play an online version of your favorite board games

How are you getting creative this Thanksgiving? #CountOnMeCLT

11/21/2020

You can still apply for help with your tax bill. The HOMES program helps low income and moderate income families stay in their homes. The Board of County Commissioners extended the deadline and made the program available to more families. Apply » https://meck.co/37mcPPG

An average of 8.7% of County residents tested for COVID-19 have been positive in the last week. Average daily cases and ...
11/20/2020

An average of 8.7% of County residents tested for COVID-19 have been positive in the last week. Average daily cases and hospitalizations also continue to increase » https://meck.co/395bGN5

The safest gatherings this holiday season are virtual or with people in your household. If you plan to gather, get tested 3-4 days ahead of time. If you're sick, stay home » https://meck.co/36KWXEf

11/20/2020
Resuming COVID-19 Update (11/20)

We're resuming our news conference with County Manager Dena R. Diorio and Deputy Health Director Dr. Raynard Washington who are providing an update on the County's response to COVID-19.

11/20/2020
COVID-19 Update (11/20/20)

County Manager Dena R. Diorio and Deputy Health Director Dr. Raynard Washington provide an update on the County's response to COVID-19.

This is the perfect time of year to quit but you don't have to do it cold turkey. (... Get it? 🦃) Most adults who smoke ...
11/19/2020

This is the perfect time of year to quit but you don't have to do it cold turkey. (... Get it? 🦃) Most adults who smoke say they want to quit. It's easier with help and support. Join millions of other Americans in quitting tobacco today. For help making a quit plan or accessing quit medications, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go www.QuitlineNC.com

Celebrating holidays will need to look different this year to prevent spreading COVID-19 to the people we love. The safe...
11/18/2020

Celebrating holidays will need to look different this year to prevent spreading COVID-19 to the people we love. The safest option is to eat at home with people you live with. If you're sick, stay home. Gathering with people you don't live with? Remember to get tested 3-4 days ahead of time, and always follow the 3 Ws, even if you receive a negative test result.

No cost COVID-19 testing is available at the Northwest Health Department Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. More » https://meck.co/36KWXEf

11/17/2020
Take the Resident Budget Priority Survey

You have a lot of ideas about how we should spend your tax dollars. We know because we read all of your comments. 😀 Want to make sure the entire Board of County Commissioners hears your feedback? Take the Resident Budget Priority Survey » https://meck.co/32O1lRR

We surveyed more than 1,000 local people about how much the community knows about services we provide. Now the results a...
11/15/2020

We surveyed more than 1,000 local people about how much the community knows about services we provide. Now the results are in!

Some key findings:
☑️ affordable housing remains the most important issue facing Mecklenburg County
☑️ more people are using social media to learn County information but television is still the preferred source of communication.

Results » https://meck.co/3nbnUro

County Manager Dena R. Diorio is Queens University's 2020 Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year. The award recognizes a le...
11/14/2020

County Manager Dena R. Diorio is Queens University's 2020 Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year. The award recognizes a leading female executive who has made significant, sustained contributions to the business community. Diorio is responsible for executing the policy decisions of the Board of County Commissioners and leading the County organization by overseeing the administration of County departments. She also advises the Board on operational and financial matters, services and other issues, and submits an annual operating and capital budget for the Board’s consideration. Congratulations, Dena!

More » https://meck.co/3loHtvP

Mecklenburg County Government's cover photo
11/13/2020

Mecklenburg County Government's cover photo

New COVID-19 data shows our metrics moving in the wrong direction. The average percent testing positive is now 7.5%. Dai...
11/13/2020

New COVID-19 data shows our metrics moving in the wrong direction. The average percent testing positive is now 7.5%. Daily cases and hospitalizations are also on the rise » https://meck.co/3eWr27r

This week, Governor Cooper kept North Carolina in Phase 3, while dropping the limit on indoor gatherings from 25 to 10. Remember: knowing the people you're around isn't enough to keep you from spreading COVID-19 to each other. It's wearing a mask, staying six feet apart and washing your hands.

11/12/2020

Roll up those sleeves for a free flu shot! The first Sleeve Up Saturdays event is THIS Saturday, Nov. 14 at Albemarle Road Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The flu shot is an easy way to protect our community from flu » mecknc.gov/flu

11/11/2020
Veteran Jimmy Witherspoon

Every day is Veterans Day in our Veteran Services division in the Mecklenburg County Community Support Services department. They work for veterans and their families, and are not affiliated with the VA. Jimmy Witherspoon's story of service and getting the benefits he earned is one you don't want to miss.

11/10/2020

Mecklenburg County offices and agencies will be closed for Veterans Day on Nov. 11 » https://meck.co/2JTelyX

11/09/2020

This week, the Board of County Commissioners will receive updates on the latest community survey and on the County's response to COVID-19. The Nov. 10 meeting starts at 2:30 p.m.
📝See the full agenda » http://bit.ly/BOCC2020
💻 Watch the meeting live » https://meck.co/watchBOCC

The message is simple but it's more important than ever: get your flu shot. It's the best way to protect yourself and yo...
11/08/2020

The message is simple but it's more important than ever: get your flu shot. It's the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu.

But, it's also about protecting our community. Sound familiar? If we all stay home when sick and practice the 3W’s (Wear a mask, Wait 6 feet apart, and Wash your hands) we can limit the spread of flu.

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is more than meets the eye! Lorraine Bias's team handles some of the wonderful be...
11/07/2020
The Immeasurable Value of One Park and Rec Employee

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is more than meets the eye! Lorraine Bias's team handles some of the wonderful behind-the-scenes work that's crucial to the amenities we get to enjoy.

Some park and recreation jobs are obvious. Like, park ranger. But one of their most important employees is one you might not expect.

Average daily cases and hospitalizations continue to increase. The percent testing positive has also increased to 7.0% »...
11/06/2020

Average daily cases and hospitalizations continue to increase. The percent testing positive has also increased to 7.0% » https://meck.co/3kZVos1

Download SlowCOVIDNC. This app will anonymously help with contact tracing if someone you've been around tests positive for COVID-19.

Seniors now have 8 locations to pick up grab and go hot & frozen meals. The Grab & Go meal service is provided by the De...
11/05/2020

Seniors now have 8 locations to pick up grab and go hot & frozen meals. The Grab & Go meal service is provided by the Department of Social Services Services for Adults division as a safe alternative to congregate meal sites during the pandemic. Call the location closest to you to schedule a meal pick-up » https://meck.co/2JtmObM

11/04/2020

Tonight the Board of County Commissioners meets for updates on economic development and COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County. The meeting starts at 5 p.m.

📝See the full agenda » http://bit.ly/BOCC2020
💻 Watch the meeting live » https://meck.co/watchBOCC

11/03/2020
VOTE

It's Election Day! The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. REMEMBER: You must vote at your assigned polling location » http://vt.ncsbe.gov/PPLkup

If you still plan to vote by absentee ballot, return it to the Board of Elections ONLY, in person or by mail using the envelope provided. Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3. You cannot return ballots at your assigned polling place on Election Day. Vote » http://MeckBOE.org

Need a COVID-19 test? We've got you covered. Public Health and StarMed Health will be offering no cost drive-through COV...
11/02/2020

Need a COVID-19 test? We've got you covered. Public Health and StarMed Health will be offering no cost drive-through COVID-19 testing at the NW Public Health location (2845 Beatties Ford Road) Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. » https://meck.co/2HWvMxG

If that's too far for you, find a closer spot » https://meck.co/3febxXm

11/01/2020
Change Alarm Batteries When the Clocks Change

Daylight Saving Time is the perfect time to check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm batteries. Two-thirds of fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms. Check your alarms monthly and change the batteries twice a year. And if it's been 10 years since you had new alarms, it's time to replace them.

Average daily cases and hospitalizations are still increasing. The percent testing positive is now 6.2%, also an increas...
10/30/2020

Average daily cases and hospitalizations are still increasing. The percent testing positive is now 6.2%, also an increase » https://meck.co/3jJXRp3

If you have Halloween plans this weekend, outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities. Remember the 3 W's: wear a (non-Halloween) mask, wait 6 feet apart, wash your hands » https://meck.co/2I4qJLr

There are now 181 cases and 6 deaths connected to the convocation events at the United House of Prayer for All People. At least 10 people were hospitalized due to their infection » https://meck.co/2ITal0V

10/29/2020

If you aren't registered to vote, it's no problem during early voting. Register and vote in one stop! But, this Saturday, Oct. 31 is your LAST DAY to make that happen » https://meck.co/3cQ378Y

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Charlotte, NC
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Thank you County Managers Office for the Sweet Treat!
As a regular visitor to Charlotte area from Greenville, SC, I've noted that your county has outgrown itself, like a boy who has outgrown his trousers! You failed to plan forth growth or to stem it by encouraging newcomers to go elsewhere and businesses to stop expanding. At best, the businesses must stagger their employees arrivals and departures to reduce traffic in the metropolitan area. Wake up before more drivers die on your streets in accidents than those sick with COVID 19.
After about three weeks and multiple 311 calls, Charlotte Water still has not come to fix this pipe on Wandering Creek Drive. It has been spilling water 24/7 for weeks and it really needs to be fixed. Please take care of this.
Where can someone get tested for free?
Question? 24260 Covid cases = 2.1% 274 deaths .0002% why are we closing the schools and businesses?
We have neatly flattened our cardboard boxes and as usual, the recycling truck did not pick up. All pieces about 2' by 2'. Autumn Blaze Dr. I have video.
Anyone else wonder why our Gov vetoed our Voter Id law because it was discriminatory towards people of color that don't have a means to get them, but we can expect them to have internet so they can help their kids do school at home? I'm lost on these decisions made by our government, and in NC D-Gov, in Charlotte, 9 out of 10 city council members are Democrat. Murders going up, we will top 100 for the 2nd year in a row, what will their excuse be? Or will they even have one? They are allowing this extremist Charlotte Uprising group to take up shop in our Downtown area while they piss and defecate on the sidewalks and leave their trash everywhere. Why? Charlotte was if anything known to be clean downtown and also people felt safe to walk around in. How many of you would do that now by yourself? Smh, we need to hold our local leaders responsible, this ish is getting ridiculous and is not the beautiful city I grew up in.
Great News COVID positives in Mecklenburg County are declining...How come the numbers on the Mecklenburg County website don't include how many test where preformed? This picture is from the NC.gov website. If the county isn't reporting all the numbers it gives the impression of something to hide rather than in a positive light it is meant to be. Hopefully the entire state will continue to decline and move into phase 3 on August 8th
Please keep an eye out for this missing South Charlotte teenager!!
Does any one Know when will the Veteran Services Office in Charlotte open? I need help filling out some forms for a claim.