Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.
Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.
The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:
For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.
The program responsibilities include:
Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:
STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:
Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:
In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:
With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.
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North Carolina law provides for tax relief programs based ownership and use. These programs include tax exemptions for educational, charitable, governmental, fraternal, and religious use. Tax exclusions, in which only part of the property is subject to taxation, includes historical property and property owned by the elderly and disabled. The third tax relief program is Present Use Value. This program assists property owner who use their land to produce an agricultural, horticultural or forestry commodity.
Find more information in Tax Relief Programs
The Personal Property division is responsible for the appraisal and assessment of all personal property within Union County. Personal Property includes business and individual personal property, and unregistered motor vehicles. For questions related to registered motor vehicle taxes please contact the Tax Collector's office at 704-283-3848.
Visit List Personal Property to review brochures, instructions and forms.
Union County Tax Administration - Assessment Division
500 N. Main St., Ste 236
PO Box 97
Monroe, NC 28111-0097
Assessment Division Director
Assessment Administration Supervisor, Personal Property
Assessment Administration Supervisor, Real Estate
The Assessment Division identifies property, lists assets, maintains ownership data and administers the tax relief programs for all real and personal property. The division consists of five primary areas – Personal Property, GIS/Land Records, Present Use Value, Exemptions and Exclusions, and Customer Service.