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Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Superior Court

J.R. Rowell
Phone: 704-698-3100
Fax: 704-698-3101


Phone: 704-292-2746

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What clinical services do we provide?

  • Children’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • General Health
  • WIC
  • Medical Records

What community services do we provide?

  • ABC (About Breast Cancer)
  • Breast Feeding Peer Counselor
  • Care Coordination for Children
  • Child Care Health Consultant Program
  • Community Health Education
  • Parenting with a Purpose
  • Pregnancy Care Management
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Vital Records

What are Union County’s privacy practices?

All patient services are confidential as required by North Carolina and federal law.

Communicable Disease Control Program

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:

  • Influenza
  • Norovirus infection
  • Certain healthcare-associated infections.

For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.

The program responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring disease outbreaks
  • Monitoring reportable disease rates
  • Providing education to the public and medical community to prevent the spread of disease
  • Implementation of and enforcement of control measures to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Control and prevention of rabies and other diseases of animal origin that can affect humans.

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 Health Services

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:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Other sexually transmitted infections

NC DHHS STD/ HIV Information for Individuals and Families


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:

  • Gardasil
  • Hepatitis A (Adult) – 2 shot series
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B – 3 shot series
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR
  • Twinrix – 3 shot series
  • Pentacel
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Varicella
  • Tdap
  • Yellow Fever

In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:

Spanish Immunization Schedule (adults)

International Travel Immunizations

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.

Union County Lost and Found Pets

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Board of Adjustments

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications

Christopher Amodeo

Alternate Member


at large

County Resident

Richard Davis

Regular Member

4/18/2016 - 4/19/2019

at large

County Resident

Darren Greene

Regular Member

4/3/2017 - 4/19/2020

at large

County Resident

Holly Widders

Alternate Member

6/19/2017 -


at large

County Resident

Jennifer Stewart

Regular Member

4/20/2015 - 4/19/2018

at large

County Resident

Charles Thornton

Regular Member

4//2017 -


at large

County Resident

Mark Tilley

Regular Member

4/20/2015 - 4/19/2018

at large

County Resident

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.


GS 153A-345. See Article 85 section 85.030 of the Union County Land Use Ordinance as amended on March 16, 2009.

Number of Positions


Meeting Information

Second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners' Board Room, First Floor, Union County Government Center

View meeting agendas and minutes

View calendar

Rules Governing the Board of Adjustments

The board of Adjustment exercises quasi-judicial functions pursuant to NCGS 160A-388. No member of BOA shall participate in or vote on any quasi-judicial matter in a manner that would violate affected persons' constitutional rights to an impartial decision maker.

No board member should discuss the particulars of any case with any of the party's outside of the hearing. Any ex-parte communication shall be disclosed prior to opening the quasi-judicial hearing.


Clerk to the Board
Pam Rivers
500 N. Main St., Suite 70
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3565

About the Board of Adjustments

The Board of Adjustment consists of five regular members and two alternates, all appointed by the Board of Commissioners. All regular members and alternates shall reside within the County. Board of adjustment regular members and alternates shall be appointed for three-year staggered terms, but both regular members and alternates may continue to serve until their successors have been appointed.

In order to achieve staggered terms upon initial appointment following establishment of the board of adjustment

  • Two regular members shall be appointed for a term of three years
  • Two regular members and one alternate shall be appointed for a term of two years
  • One regular member and one alternate shall be appointed for a term of one year
Power and Duties
  1. The Board of Adjustment shall hear and decide: Appeals from any order, decision, requirement, or interpretation made by the administrator, as provided in Section 80.130 of the Development Ordinance; Applications for special use permits, as provided in Section 80.110 of the Development Ordinance; Applications for variances, as provided in Section 80.120 of the Development Ordinance; Any other matter the board is required to act upon by any other county ordinance.
  2. The board may adopt rules and regulations governing its procedures and operations not inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance.
  3. The board of adjustment may subpoena witnesses and compel the production of evidence.