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North Carolina's Friendly Town...

Valdese, in the heart of Burke County is located in the foothills of Western North Carolina "where the Piedmont meets the Mountains." The Catawba River traverses Burke County west to east creating a wide valley and Lake Rhodhiss. The valley is intersected by I-40, US Highways 64 and 70, and NC Highways 18 and 181. Interstates 26, 77, and 85 are within a 50 mile radius. The Town of Valdese website has been re-created to assist citizens, businesses and visitors with up to date information about the services the Town of Valdese provides. Browse our website to see what Valdese has to offer.

Valdese is:

16 miles west of Hickory, NC
64 miles east of Asheville, NC
65 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC
85 miles west of Winston-Salem, NC
200 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA

Valdese is currently in Stage 0 Drought Conditions

Valdese Mailing Address: P.O. Box 339 Valdese NC 28690 



The Town of Valdese invites you to enroll in CodeRED, our community notification system. This system allows you to recieve alerts in the form of phone calls, emails, and text messages informing you of important community notifications. Along with emergency and critical messages, the CodeRED notification system can also enhance our community engagement via the release of important non-emergency information, ranging from road closures, trash collection schedule changes, water main breaks, hydrant flushing, schedules, other town services and events. Click here to enroll.

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Property Tax Discounts

Tax payers will receive a 2% discount on their tax bill if paid by July 31st, 2016 and tax payers who pay before August 31st, 2016 will receive a 1% discount on their tax bill. 
For additional information please contact Town Hall at 828-879-2120

FY 2016-2017 Proposed Budget