• Action Required - New Emergency Notification Software

    Watauga County Emergency Services is changing vendors and upgrading our emergency alerting software from CodeRED to Hyper-Reach. Unfortunately, exisiting CodeRED registrations will not migrate to Hyper-Reach so we are asking all residents, including municipalities, to register their phone and/or email one of the following ways:

    Call: 828-475-8725

    Text: “Alerts” to 828-475-8725


    For additional information please contact the Emergency Services office at 828-264-4235 or follow our social media presence here on Facebook.

  • 12/02/2019 - Board of Adjustment Hearing Notice


    The Watauga County Board of Adjustment will hold an evidentiary hearing pursuant to the High Impact Land Use Ordinance to consider a Special Use Permit for bulk storage of propane. The applicant is Doug Wallace; the proposed location is on property currently owned by Smiles I and Smiles III, Inc, adjacent to Lonnie Henson Road on US Highway 421 N in Vilas. The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 PM, Monday, December 2, 2019 in the Commissioners’ Board Room, County Administration Building, 814 West King Street, Boone. Contact Watauga County Planning & Inspections (828-265-8043) for further information.

  • 11/29/2019 - Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) RFP

    The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has studied the risk factors and needs of Juvenile Court involved youth in this county and hereby publishes this Request for Proposals.  The JCPC anticipates Raise the Age Expansion funds from the NC Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, Community Programs section in the amount of $17,500 to fund and/or expand the program types to serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2019-2020 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2019.  The use of these Raise the Age Expansion funds in this county do not require a local match for this year ONLY.   These expansion funds are an addition to the funds previously allocated in the amount of $114,285.00.  Please click HERE for further details on the application process. Deadline for applications is November 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM.

  • 11/25/2019 - Request for Bids - Public WiFi System

    Watauga County is currently accepting proposals for a public WiFi system for the Community Recreation Center.  Please click here for more information.

  • Temporary Closure of Greenway at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex

    The greenway at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex (TMSC) on Brookshire Road will be closed beginning the week of November 11, 2019 to accommodate construction on site. It will be re-opened as soon as possible. Contact Joe Furman at Watauga County Planning & Inspections Department, 265-8043 with questions or concerns.

  • Census 2020 Information - Be A Census Taker

    Click HERE and HERE to view more information on being a 2020 Census Taker.

  • 12/09/2019 - AppalCART Board Vacancy

    There is an At-Large Board member vacancy on the AppalCART Board.  Please click HERE to view the attached description for eligibility and responsibilities as well as a Board application.  Applications will be taken until December 9, 2019.  Send applications to or mail to:  AppalCART, Attn: Emily Beach, 305 NC Hwy 105 Bypass, Boone, NC 28607.