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Local Government

Durham is unique in that it is has only one city located in a county of the same name. Currently, Durham is the fourth largest city in North Carolina, but it is shoehorned into the 17th (of 100) smallest county.

Durham County

Durham County, governed by the five-member board of county commissioners and managed by the county manager, is responsible for social services, public health, elections, courts, funding schools, etc.

City of Durham

The City of Durham, run in a council-manger form of government, is governed by a seven member council, including the mayor, and is managed day to day by a city manager. It is responsible for police, fire, public works, water, solid waste, parks, etc.

Do you have other questions about city services? Durham One Call ((919) 560-1200) is the city's one-stop local government customer service and information center.

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City of Durham

Water, sewer, & trash removal: phone (919) 560-1200.

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City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Assists with recruitment/career planning, training/re-training, employee retention and referrals for technical assistance. Possible performance-based incentives related to capital improvements or job …

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Durham City-County Planning Department

The Department works with the community to develop long-range and special area plans containing policies to direct growth.

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Durham County

County governmental offices

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Durham County Board of Elections

Provides election services to Durham. To register to vote in Durham County, complete a Voter Registration Application and mail or deliver to the elections office at least 25 days prior to an election.

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Durham County Department of Social Services

Established in 1919 to provide financial and social services to individuals and families. Site of the former Malbourne Hotel, where NC Society of Engineers was organized in 1918. NC Historic Marker …

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Durham County Register of Deeds

The mission of the Register of Deeds is to act as legal custodian of all land titles and all land transaction documents in Durham County.

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604