Welcome to McDowell County

Nestled next to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, McDowell County is a beautiful place to call home.

COVID-19 Information

For reliable information about COVID-19, please visit the McDowell EMS COVID page.

McDowell EMS

Sign up for weather alerts!

We encourage everyone to sign up to receive Nixle alerts on your cellphone. This will enable you to stay updated on weather, road closures and any pertinent notices sent out from the 911 Center/Emergency Management Office. Text MCDOWELL911 to 888-777 from your phone.

COVID-19 Information

Persons seeking to do business with McDowell County during the coronavirus pandemic are encouraged to utilize electronic means whenever possible. There are online options for paying taxes, EMS, and water bills at the link below.

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Census 2020

It is not too late to be counted in the 2020 Census. Click on the link to learn how you can make a difference!

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Upcoming Events

Board of Commissioners Regular Session
August 10th, 2020 - 5 pm
Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center Conference Room, 634 College Drive, Marion, NC 28752

In The News


Due to technical difficulties, the live TV channel is currently down. Please see our YouTube channel.

The Government Channel McD-TV is broadcast on Channel 192 on Charter Spectrum and Channel 11 on Morris Broadband.

County Commission meetings can be seen on McD-TV on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00am and 7:00pm following their meeting held the second Monday of each month.