Departments

For more information about the services of McDowell County, select a department from the list below.

If you have difficulty locating the information you are looking for, please contact our main office at (828) 652-7121.

 

Department Dept. Head Telephone
Animal Control Sheriff Ricky Buchanan (828) 652-2235
Animal Shelter Terry Depoyster (828) 652-6643
Board of Elections Kim Welborn (828) 652-7121
Building Inspections Jay Suttles (828) 652-7030
County Attorney D. Fred Coats (828) 659-2439
County Manager Ashley Wooten (828) 652-7121
Emergency Mgmt. William Kehler (828) 652-3982
Emergency Medical Services William Kehler (828) 652-3241
911 Telecommunications William Kehler (828) 659-2241
Facility Maintenance Terry Depoyster (828) 655-1244
Finance Alison Bell (828) 652-7121
Human Resources Maria Preswood (828) 652-7121
Information Technology Rayburn Davis (828) 652-7121
Keep McDowell Beautiful   (828) 652-8104
Library Marlan Brinkley (828) 652-3858
License Plate Agency Linda Onufrey (828) 652-0179
Nebo Water Department Pam Vance (828) 652-6428
NC Cooperative Extension Molly Sandfoss (828) 652-8104
Planning Ronald Harmon (828) 652-7121
Public Services Terry Depoyster (828) 659-2521
Recreation Susan Huskins (828) 652-3001
Register of Deeds Tonia Hampton (828) 652-4727
Senior Center Weyland Prebor (828) 659-0821
Sheriff Sheriff Ricky Buchanan (828) 652-2235
Social Services Lisa Sprouse (828) 652-3355
Soil and Water Conservation Andrea Webb (828) 652-4434
Tax Assessing Tammy Wylie (828) 652-7121
Tax Collections Linda Onufrey (828) 652-7121
Transit Randall Conley (828) 559-0744
Volunteer Center Jessica Lowery (828) 659-0826

 

Partner Agencies

 

Foothills Health District Main Number

(828) 652-6811
Foothills Health District Environmental Health (828) 652-2921
VAYA Health (800) 849-6127

 

In North Carolina the courts are a state function.  Local court officials are state employees and are not subject to oversight by the McDowell County Board of Commissioners.  For more information about the court system, you may visit their website.

 

COURT AGENCY COURT OFFICIAL TELEPHONE
Clerk of Court Melissa Adams 828-655-4100
District Attorney Ted Bell 828-655-4110
District Court Judge   828-655-4112
Magistrate's Office   828-655-4119