Madison County Government

Madison County Board of Commissioners

The Madison County Board of Commissioners is the elected governing board authorized by the state of North Carolina to exercise and discharge legislative responsibilities within the county. The board consists of five commissioners elected in partisan, even-year elections. They serve four-year terms.

Newly elected members take office on the first Monday in December, following the election. A chair is selected by the board from among its members. There is also an appointed county manager. The board meets on the second Monday of each month in the Madison County Courthouse. All meetings are open to the public, and the minutes of meeting are open to public inspection.

To be eligible to vote in a county election, a person must have resided in Madison County thirty (30) days prior to the election. Voter registration may be done in person at the Board of Elections, Hwy. 25/70, Marshall, 649-3731; or at the Town Halls.

The three towns in the county are each governed by a mayor and a three or five member board of alder persons.

Mars Hill
280 North Main Street
(828) 689-2301
– Mailing address:
PO Box 368
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Marshall City Hall
180 S. Main St.
(828) 649-3031
– Mailing address:
PO Box 548
Marshall, NC 28753

Hot Springs
186 Bridge Street
Hot Springs, NC 28743
(828) 622-7591

Madison County Courthouse
Main Street, PO Box 579
Marshall, NC 28753

Agricultural Extension
828 649-2411

Department of Social Services
828 649-2711

Employment Security Commission
828 649-3741

Garbage – Landfill
828 649-2311

Health Department
828 649-3531

Library – Hot Springs
828 622-3584

Library – Marshall
828 649-3741

Library – Mars Hill
828 689-5183

NC Drivers License – Marshall
828 649-2248

Post Office – Hot Springs
828 622-3242

Post Office – Mars Hill
828 689-4141

Post Office – Marshall
828 649-3133

Madison County Sheriff
828 649-2721

NCDMV (Auto Tags)
Marshall 828 649-3528

 

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