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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Performance Guarantee Review Application
Appeals will be accepted for the 2017 tax year until the the Union County Board of Equalization and Review adjourns on May 9, 2017.
North Carolina Law G.S. 105-286 requires that real estate be assessed at 100% of market value at the date of the last county revaluation. Union County’s last revaluation was January 1, 2015.
The assessment may be appealed for any of the following scenarios.
Union County appeal form is available in the box on the right.
Forms are also available at the Tax Administrator’s Office located at 500 N. Main Street, Suite 236, Monroe NC 28112 or by calling 704-283-3746.
Please include any documentation that supports your appeal.
Examples of useful evidence include but are not limited to:
Examples of evidence that cannot be considered:
After your appeal is filed, all the evidence you provided will be reviewed by a staff appraiser. They will decide if a change is warranted. You will receive notice of this decision by mail. If you agree with the decision no further action is required.
If you disagree with the decision you may continue your appeal to the Union County Board of Equalization and Review by returning the simple form included at the bottom of the of the decision letter.
The Union County Board of Equalization and Review is a five member board made up of citizens of Union County. They will hear your case as to why your assessment should be changed as well as the staff’s case as to why it should not be changed. They will make a ruling within 30 days. You will be notified by mail of the Board of Equalization and Review’s decision.
Included with the Board of Equalization and Review’s decision will be information on how to file an appeal with the North Carolina Property Tax Commission if you so choose.
For more information about Revaluations and Assessments in North Carolina, see this linked Property Tax Bulletin prepared by the University of North Carolina School of Government in 2008.
North Carolina law requires each county to complete a property revaluation at least once every eight years. The primary purpose of a revaluation is to ensure assessments reflect market value at the time of the revaluation and that taxation is fair and equitable for each of our citizens. Union County’s last revaluation was effective as of January 1, 2015. Therefore our current assessment must reflect the market as it existed the first day of 2015, and not as it exists today. If any buildings or other improvements have been added to a parcel after January 1, 2015, they will be by valued the same as similar buildings that existed at that time.
If a taxpayer believes the assessment does not fairly reflect the January 1, 2015 value of their property, or the assessment is inequitable with the assessment of similar properties they may appeal the value.