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2022 - 23 Budget Has Been Passed by the Avery County Board Of Commissioners
New Tax Rate .40 per $100
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Being Prepared Together
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On Saturday May 21 Avery County Emergency Management held a Mass Casualty Exercise at Riverside Elementary School. EMS, Fire, Rescue, and School Administration attended. Being ready and Prepared is the number one goal of all county governmental services. Thanks to all involved in the exercise 

 The Health Department (545 Schultz Circle, Newland) offers Vaccines Monday - Friday b
y Appointment Only. Vaccines will be available Thursdays 10-4 and Saturday morning's 9-11 at the Baker Center.( Call 737-7711 for Baker Center). Please bring your insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to have the vaccination in your upper arm. Masks are required.

 No Appointment Necessary 
(For less wait time you may call 877-562-4850 or click here to schedule a testing time.)
Testing will be drive through using the county’s mobile clinics.
At 358 Beech Street, Newland (the old Martha Guy clinic beside Daymark)
Testing hours will be
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-6:00pm
Saturday 9:00-2:00pm
For More COVID Information Click here

Avery County is committed to help obtain housing for all county residents.
(see housing study below)
Avery County High Country Housing Needs Assessment

Avery County Residents Sign up for our emergency notification system here.
(Select off under Weather Alerts or you will be notified by the national weather service for all weather related alerts)


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 We need your help!

Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties and the municipalities within the counties are working together to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us!
The counties, along with local jurisdictions and other partners, are working to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies and assesses our community’s natural hazard risks and identifies strategies that determine how to best minimize or manage those risks.
This survey is an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impacts of future hazard events.

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