North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 153A Counties

Article 1 - Definitions and Statutory Construction.

Article 2 - Corporate Powers.

Article 3 - Boundaries.

Article 4 - Form of Government.

  • § 153A-25   Qualifications for appointive office
    The board of commissioners may fix qualifications for any appointive office, including a requirement that a person serving in such an office reside within the...
  • § 153A-26   Oath of office
    Each person elected by the people or appointed to a county office shall, before entering upon the duties of the office, take and subscribe the...
  • § 153A-27   Vacancies on the board of commissioners
    If a vacancy occurs on the board of commissioners, the remaining members of the board shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy. If...
  • § 153A-27.1   Vacancies on board of commissioners in certain counties
    (a) If a vacancy occurs on the board of commissioners, the remaining members of the board shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy....
  • § 153A-28   Compensation of board of commissioners
    The board of commissioners may fix the compensation and allowances of the chairman and other members of the board by inclusion of the compensation and...
  • § 153A-29   Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 514, s. 17
  • § 153A-30 through 153A-33   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 153A-34   Structure of boards of commissioners
    Each county is governed by a board of commissioners. The structure and manner of election of the board of commissioners in each county shall remain...
  • § 153A-35 through 153A-38   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 153A-39   Selection of chairman and vice-chairman; powers and duties
    On: (1) The first Monday in December of each even‑numbered year; and (2) Its first regular meeting in December of each odd‑numbered year, the board...
  • § 153A-40   Regular and special meetings
    (a) The board of commissioners shall hold a regular meeting at least once a month, and may hold more frequent regular meetings. The board may...
  • § 153A-41   Procedures
    The board of commissioners may adopt its own rules of procedure, in keeping with the size and nature of the board and in the spirit...
  • § 153A-42   Minutes to be kept; ayes and noes
    The clerk shall keep full and accurate minutes of the proceedings of the board of commissioners, which shall be available for public inspection. The clerk...
  • § 153A-43   Quorum
    A majority of the membership of the board of commissioners constitutes a quorum. The number required for a quorum is not affected by vacancies. If...
  • § 153A-44   Members excused from voting
    The board may excuse a member from voting, but only upon questions involving the member's own financial interest or official conduct or on matters on...
  • § 153A-45   Adoption of ordinances
    To be adopted at the meeting at which it is first introduced, an ordinance or any action having the effect of an ordinance (except the...
  • § 153A-46   Franchises
    No ordinance making a grant, renewal, extension, or amendment of any franchise may be finally adopted until it has been passed at two regular meetings...
  • § 153A-47   Technical ordinances
    Subject to G.S. 143‑138(e), a county may in an ordinance adopt by reference a published technical code or a standard or regulation promulgated by a...
  • § 153A-48   Ordinance book
    The clerk shall maintain an ordinance book, separate from the minute book of the board of commissioners. The ordinance book shall be indexed and shall...
  • § 153A-49   Code of ordinances
    A county may adopt and issue a code of its ordinances. The code may be reproduced by any method that gives legible and permanent copies,...
  • § 153A-50   Pleading and proving county ordinances
    County ordinances shall be pleaded and proved under the rules and procedures of G.S. 160A‑79. References to G.S. 160A‑77 and G.S. 160A‑78 appearing in G.S....
  • § 153A-51   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 153A-52   Conduct of public hearing
    The board of commissioners may hold public hearings at any place within the county. The board may adopt reasonable rules governing the conduct of public...
  • § 153A-52.1   Public comment period during regular meetings
    The board of commissioners shall provide at least one period for public comment per month at a regular meeting of the board. The board may...
  • § 153A-53 through 153A-57   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 153A-58   Optional structures
    A county may alter the structure of its board of commissioners by adopting one or any combination of the options prescribed by this section. (1)...
  • § 153A-59   Implementation when board has members serving a combination of four- and two-year terms
    If the structure of the board of commissioners is altered to establish a board with an odd number of members serving a combination of four‑...
  • § 153A-60   Initiation of alterations by resolution
    The board of commissioners shall initiate any alteration in the structure of the board by adopting a resolution. The resolution shall: (1) Briefly but completely...
  • § 153A-61   Submission of proposition to voters; form of ballot
    A proposition to approve an alteration shall be printed on the ballot in substantially the following form: "Shall the structure of the board of commissioners...
  • § 153A-62   Effective date of any alteration
    Any approved alteration shall be the basis for nominating and electing the members of the board of commissioners at the first succeeding primary and general...
  • § 153A-63   Filing copy of resolution
    A copy of a resolution approved pursuant to this Part shall be filed and indexed in the ordinance book required by G.S. 153A‑48. (1927, c....
  • § 153A-64   Filing results of election
    If the proposition is approved under G.S. 153A‑61, a certified true copy of the resolution and a copy of the abstract of the election shall...
  • § 153A-65 through 153A-75   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 5 - Administration.

Article 6 - Delegation and Exercise of the General Police Power.

  • § 153A-121   General ordinance-making power
    (a) A county may by ordinance define, regulate, prohibit, or abate acts, omissions, or conditions detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of its citizens...
  • § 153A-122   Territorial jurisdiction of county ordinances
    Except as otherwise provided in this Article, the board of commissioners may make any ordinance adopted pursuant to this Article applicable to any part of...
  • § 153A-123   Enforcement of ordinances
    (a) A county may provide for fines and penalties for violation of its ordinances and may secure injunctions and abatement orders to further insure compliance...
  • § 153A-124   Enumeration not exclusive
    The enumeration in this Article or other portions of this Chapter of specific powers to define, regulate, prohibit, or abate acts, omissions, or conditions is...
  • § 153A-125   Regulation of solicitation campaigns, flea markets and itinerant merchants
    A county may by ordinance regulate, restrict, or prohibit the solicitation of contributions from the public for charitable or eleemosynary purposes, and also the business...
  • § 153A-126   Regulation of begging
    A county may by ordinance prohibit or regulate begging or otherwise canvassing the public for contributions for the private benefit of the solicitor or any...
  • § 153A-127   Abuse of animals
    A county may by ordinance define and prohibit the abuse of animals. (1973, c. 822, s. 1.)
  • § 153A-128   Regulation of explosive, corrosive, inflammable, or radioactive substances
    A county may by ordinance regulate, restrict, or prohibit the sale, possession, storage, use or conveyance of any explosive, corrosive, inflammable, or radioactive substance or...
  • § 153A-129   Firearms
    A county may by ordinance regulate, restrict, or prohibit the discharge of firearms at any time or place except when used to take birds or...
  • § 153A-130   Pellet guns
    A county may by ordinance regulate, restrict, or prohibit the sale, possession, or use of pellet guns or any other mechanism or device designed or...
  • § 153A-131   Possession or harboring of dangerous animals
    A county may by ordinance regulate, restrict, or prohibit the possession or harboring of animals which are dangerous to persons or property. No such ordinance...
  • § 153A-132   Removal and disposal of abandoned and junked motor vehicles
    (a) Grant of Power. A county may by ordinance prohibit the abandonment of motor vehicles on public grounds and private property within the county's ordinance‑making...
  • § 153A-132.1   To provide for the removal and disposal of trash, garbage, etc
    The board of county commissioners of any county is hereby authorized to enact ordinances governing the removal, method or manner of disposal, depositing or dumping...
  • § 153A-132.2   Regulation, restraint and prohibition of abandonment of junked motor vehicles
    (a) A county may by ordinance regulate, restrain or prohibit the abandonment of junked motor vehicles on public grounds and on private property within the...
  • § 153A-133   Noise regulation
    A county may by ordinance regulate, restrict, or prohibit the production or emission of noises or amplified speech, music, or other sounds that tend to...
  • § 153A-134   Regulating and licensing businesses, trades, etc
    A county may by ordinance, subject to the general law of the State, regulate and license occupations, businesses, trades, professions, and forms of amusement or...
  • § 153A-135   Regulation of places of amusement
    A county may by ordinance regulate places of amusement and entertainment, and may regulate, restrict, or prohibit the operation of pool and billiard halls, dance...
  • § 153A-136   Regulation of solid wastes
    (a) A county may by ordinance regulate the storage, collection, transportation, use, disposal, and other disposition of solid wastes. Such an ordinance may: (1) Regulate...
  • § 153A-137   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-151, s. 10, effective January 1, 2007
  • § 153A-138   Registration of mobile homes, house trailers, etc
    A county may by ordinance provide for the annual registration of mobile homes, house trailers and similar vehicular equipment designed for use as living or...
  • § 153A-139   Regulation of traffic at parking areas and driveways
    The governing body of any county may, by ordinance, regulate the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified areas of any parking areas or...
  • § 153A-140   Abatement of public health nuisances
    A county shall have authority, subject to the provisions of Article 57 of Chapter 106 of the General Statutes, to remove, abate, or remedy everything...
  • § 153A-140.1   Stream-clearing programs
    (a) A county shall have the authority to remove natural and man‑made obstructions in stream channels and in the floodway of streams that may impede...
  • § 153A-141   Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 501. s. 3
  • § 153A-142   Curfews
    A county may by an appropriate ordinance impose a curfew on persons of any age less than 18. (1997‑189, s. 2.)
  • § 153A-143   Regulation of outdoor advertising
    (a) As used in this section, the term "off‑premises outdoor advertising" includes off‑premises outdoor advertising visible from the main‑traveled way of any road. (b) A...
  • § 153A-144   Limitations on regulating solar collectors
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, no county ordinance shall prohibit, or have the effect of prohibiting, the installation of a...
  • § 153A-145   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 7 - Taxation.

  • § 153A-146   General power to impose taxes
    A county may impose taxes only as specifically authorized by act of the General Assembly. Except when the statute authorizing a tax provides for penalties...
  • § 153A-147   Remedies for collecting taxes other than property taxes
    In addition to any other remedies provided by law, a county may collect any county tax by use of the remedies of levy and sale...
  • § 153A-148   Continuing taxes
    Except for taxes levied on property under the Machinery Act (Chapter 105, Subchapter II), a county may impose any authorized tax by a permanent ordinance...
  • § 153A-148.1   Disclosure of certain information prohibited
    (a) Disclosure Prohibited. Notwithstanding Chapter 132 of the General Statutes or any other law regarding access to public records, local tax records that contain information...
  • § 153A-149   Property taxes; authorized purposes; rate limitation
    (a) Pursuant to Article V, Sec. 2(5) of the Constitution of North Carolina, the General Assembly confers upon each county in this State the power...
  • § 153A-150   Reserve for octennial reappraisal
    Before the beginning of the fiscal year immediately following the effective date of an octennial reappraisal of real property conducted as required by G.S. 105‑286,...
  • § 153A-151   Sales tax
    A county may levy a local sales and use tax under the rules and according to the procedures prescribed by the Local Government Sales and...
  • § 153A-152   Privilege license taxes
    (a) Authority. A county may levy privilege license taxes on trades, occupations, professions, businesses, and franchises to the extent authorized by Article 2 of Chapter...
  • § 153A-152.1   Privilege license tax on low-level radioactive and hazardous waste facilities
    (a) Counties in which hazardous waste facilities as defined in G.S. 130A‑290 or low‑level radioactive waste facilities as defined in G.S. 104E‑5(9b) are located may...
  • § 153A-153   Animal tax
    A county may levy an annual license tax on the privilege of keeping dogs and other pets within the county. (1973, c. 822, s. 1.)
  • § 153A-154   Repealed by Session Laws 2006-151, s. 11, effective January 1, 2007
  • § 153A-154.1   Uniform penalties for local meals taxes
    (a) Penalties. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the civil and criminal penalties that apply to State sales and use taxes under Chapter 105 of...
  • § 153A-155   Uniform provisions for room occupancy taxes
    (a) Scope. This section applies only to counties the General Assembly has authorized to levy room occupancy taxes. (b) Levy. A room occupancy tax may...
  • § 153A-156   Gross receipts tax on short-term leases or rentals
    (a) As a substitute for and in replacement of the ad valorem tax, which is excluded by G.S. 105‑275(42), a county may levy a gross...

Article 8 - County Property.

Article 9 - Special Assessments.

  • § 153A-185   Authority to make special assessments
    A county may make special assessments against benefited property within the county for all or part of the costs of: (1) Constructing, reconstructing, extending, or...
  • § 153A-186   Bases for making assessments
    (a) For water or sewer projects, assessments may be made on the basis of: (1) The frontage abutting on the project, at an equal rate...
  • § 153A-187   Corner lot exemptions
    The board of commissioners may establish schedules of exemptions from assessments for water or sewer projects for corner lots when water or sewer lines are...
  • § 153A-188   Lands exempt from assessment
    Except as provided in this Article, no land within a county is exempt from special assessments except land belonging to the United States that is...
  • § 153A-189   State participation in improvement projects
    If a county proposes to undertake a project that would benefit land owned by the State of North Carolina or a board, agency, commission, or...
  • § 153A-190   Preliminary resolution; contents
    Whenever the board of commissioners decides to finance all or part of a proposed project by special assessments, it shall first adopt a preliminary assessment...
  • § 153A-191   Notice of preliminary resolution
    At least 10 days before the date set for the public hearing, the board of commissioners shall publish a notice that a preliminary assessment resolution...
  • § 153A-192   Hearing on preliminary resolution; assessment resolution
    At the public hearing, the board of commissioners shall hear all interested persons who appear with respect to any matter covered by the preliminary assessment...
  • § 153A-193   Determination of costs
    When a project is complete, the board of commissioners shall determine the project's total cost. In determining total cost, the board may include construction costs,...
  • § 153A-193.1   Discounts authorized
    The board of commissioners is authorized to establish a schedule of discounts to be applied to assessments paid before the expiration of 30 days from...
  • § 153A-194   Preliminary assessment roll; publication
    When the total cost of a project has been determined, the board of commissioners shall cause a preliminary assessment roll to be prepared. The roll...
  • § 153A-195   Hearing on preliminary assessment roll; revision; confirmation; lien
    At the public hearing the board of commissioners shall hear all interested persons who appear with respect to the preliminary assessment roll. At or after...
  • § 153A-196   Publication of notice of confirmation of assessment roll
    No earlier than 20 days from the date the assessment roll is confirmed, the county tax collector shall publish once a notice that the roll...
  • § 153A-197   Appeal to the General Court of Justice
    If the owner of, or any person having an interest in, a lot, parcel, or tract of land against which an assessment is made is...
  • § 153A-198   Reassessment
    When in its judgment an irregularity, omission, error, or lack of jurisdiction has occurred in any proceeding related to a special assessment made by it,...
  • § 153A-199   Payment of assessments in full or by installments
    Within 30 days after the day that notice of confirmation of the assessment roll is published, each owner of assessed property shall pay his assessment...
  • § 153A-200   Enforcement of assessments; interest; foreclosure; limitations
    (a) Any portion of an assessment that is not paid within 30 days after the day that notice of confirmation of the assessment roll is...
  • § 153A-201   Authority to hold assessments in abeyance
    The assessment resolution may provide that assessments made pursuant to this Article shall be held in abeyance without interest for any benefited property assessed. Water...
  • § 153A-202   Assessments on property held by tenancy for life or years; contribution
    (a) Assessments upon real property in the possession or enjoyment of a tenant for life or a tenant for a term of years shall be...
  • § 153A-203   Lien in favor of a cotenant or joint owner paying special assessments
    Any one of several tenants in common or joint tenants (other than copartners) may pay the whole or any part of a special assessment made...
  • § 153A-204   Apportionment of assessments
    If a special assessment has been made against property that has been or is about to be subdivided, the board of commissioners may, with the...
  • § 153A-204.1   Maintenance assessments
    (a) In order to pay for the costs of maintaining and operating a project, the board of commissioners may annually or at less frequent intervals...
  • § 153A-205   Improvements to subdivision and residential streets
    (a) A county may finance the local share of the cost of improvements made under the supervision of the Department of Transportation to subdivision and...
  • § 153A-206   Street light assessments
    (a) Authorization. A county may annually levy special assessments against benefited property in a residential subdivision within the county and not within a city for...
  • § 153A-207 through 153A-210   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 10 - Law Enforcement and Confinement Facilities.

  • § 153A-211   Training and development programs for law enforcement
    A county may plan and execute training and development programs for law‑enforcement agencies, and for that purpose may: (1) Contract with other counties, cities, and...
  • § 153A-212   Cooperation in law-enforcement matters
    A county may cooperate with the State and other local governments in law‑enforcement matters, as permitted by G.S. 160A‑283 (joint auxiliary police), by G.S. 160A‑288...
  • § 153A-212.1   Resources to protect the public
    Subject to the requirements of G.S. 7A‑41, 7A‑44.1, 7A‑64, 7A‑102, 7A‑133, and 7A‑498.7, a county may appropriate funds under contract with the State for the...
  • § 153A-212.2   Neighborhood crime watch programs
    A county may establish neighborhood crime watch programs within the county to encourage residents and business owners to promote citizen involvement in securing homes, businesses,...
  • § 153A-213   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 153A-214   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 153A-215   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • § 153A-216   Legislative policy
    The policy of the General Assembly with respect to local confinement facilities is: (1) Local confinement facilities should provide secure custody of persons confined therein...
  • § 153A-217   Definitions
    Unless otherwise clearly required by the context, the words and phrases defined in this section have the meanings indicated when used in this Part: (1)...
  • § 153A-218   County confinement facilities
    A county may establish, acquire, erect, repair, maintain, and operate local confinement facilities and may for these purposes appropriate funds not otherwise limited as to...
  • § 153A-219   District confinement facilities
    (a) Two or more units of local government may enter into and carry out an agreement to establish, finance, and operate a district confinement facility....
  • § 153A-220   Jail and detention services
    The Commission has policy responsibility for providing and coordinating State services to local government with respect to local confinement facilities. The Department shall: (1) Consult...
  • § 153A-221   Minimum standards
    (a) The Secretary shall develop and publish minimum standards for the operation of local confinement facilities and may from time to time develop and publish...
  • § 153A-221.1   Standards and inspections
    The legal responsibility of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Social Services Commission for State services to county juvenile detention homes under...
  • § 153A-222   Inspections of local confinement facilities
    Department personnel shall visit and inspect each local confinement facility at least semiannually. The purpose of the inspections is to investigate the conditions of confinement,...
  • § 153A-223   Enforcement of minimum standards
    If an inspection conducted pursuant to G.S. 153A‑222 discloses that the jailers and supervisory and administrative personnel of a local confinement facility do not meet...
  • § 153A-224   Supervision of local confinement facilities
    (a) No person may be confined in a local confinement facility unless custodial personnel are present and available to provide continuous supervision in order that...
  • § 153A-225   Medical care of prisoners
    (a) Each unit that operates a local confinement facility shall develop a plan for providing medical care for prisoners in the facility. The plan (1)...
  • § 153A-225.1   Duty of custodial personnel when prisoners are unconscious or semiconscious
    (a) Whenever a custodial officer of a local confinement facility takes custody of a prisoner who is unconscious, semiconscious, or otherwise apparently suffering from some...
  • § 153A-226   Sanitation and food
    (a) The Commission for Public Health shall adopt rules governing the sanitation of local confinement facilities, including the kitchens and other places where food is...
  • § 153A-227   Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 745, s. 9
  • § 153A-228   Separation of sexes
    Male and female prisoners shall be confined in separate facilities or in separate quarters in local confinement facilities. (1967, c. 581, s. 2; 1973, c....
  • § 153A-229   Jailers' report of jailed defendants
    The person having administrative control of a local confinement facility must furnish to the clerk of superior court a report listing such information reasonably at...
  • § 153A-230   Legislative policy
    The policy of the General Assembly with respect to satellite jail/work release units is: (1) To encourage counties to accept responsibility for incarcerated misdemeanants thereby...
  • § 153A-230.1   Definitions
    Unless otherwise clearly required by the context, the words and phrases defined in this section have the meanings indicated when used in this Part: (1)...
  • § 153A-230.2   Creation of Satellite Jail/Work Release Unit Fund
    (a) There is created in the Office of State Budget and Management the County Satellite Jail/Work Release Unit Fund to provide State grant funds for...
  • § 153A-230.3   Basic requirements for satellite jail/work release units
    (a) Eligibility for Unit. The following rules shall govern which misdemeanants are housed in a satellite jail/work release unit: (1) Any convicted misdemeanant who: a....
  • § 153A-230.4   Standards
    The county satellite jail/work release units for misdemeanants shall not be subject to the standards promulgated for local confinement facilities pursuant to G.S. 153A‑221. The...
  • § 153A-230.5   Satellite jails/work release units built with non-State funds
    (a) If a county is operating a satellite jail/work release unit prior to the enactment of this act, the county may apply to the Office...
  • § G.S   153A-231 through 153A-232. Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 11 - Fire Protection.

Article 12 - Roads and Bridges.

Article 13 - Health and Social Services.

Article 14 - Libraries.

  • § 153A-261   Declaration of State policy
    The General Assembly recognizes that the availability of adequate, modern library services and facilities is in the general interest of the people of North Carolina...
  • § 153A-262   Library materials defined
    For purposes of this Article, the phrase "library materials" includes, without limitation, books, plates, pictures, engravings, maps, magazines, pamphlets, newspapers, manuscripts, films, transparencies, microforms, recordings,...
  • § 153A-263   Public library systems authorized
    A county or city may: (1) Establish, operate, and support public library systems; (2) Set apart lands and buildings for a public library system; (3)...
  • § 153A-264   Free library services
    If a county or city, pursuant to this Article, operates or makes contributions to the support of a library, any resident of the county or...
  • § 153A-265   Library board of trustees
    The governing body of a county or city may appoint a library board of trustees. The governing body shall determine the number of members of...
  • § 153A-266   Powers and duties of trustees
    If a board of trustees is appointed, it shall elect a chairman and may elect other officers. The governing body may delegate to the board...
  • § 153A-267   Qualifications of chief librarian; library employees
    (a) To be eligible for appointment and service as chief administrative officer of a library system (whether designated chief librarian, director of library services, or...
  • § 153A-268   Financing library systems
    A county or city may appropriate for library purposes any funds not otherwise limited as to use by law. (1973, c. 822, s. 1.)
  • § 153A-269   Title to library property
    The title to all property acquired by a county or city for library purposes shall be in the name of the county or city. If...
  • § 153A-270   Joint libraries; contracts for library services
    Two or more counties or cities or counties and cities may establish a joint library system or contract for library services, according to the procedures...
  • § 153A-271   Library systems operated under local acts brought under this Article
    If a county or city operates a library system pursuant to a local act, the governing body of the county or city may by ordinance...
  • § 153A-272   Designation of library employees to register voters
    The governing body of each public library with four or more employees shall designate at least one employee of the library to be appointed by...
  • § 153A-273   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 15 - Public Enterprises.

Article 16 - County Service Districts; County Research and Production Service Districts; County Economic Development and Training Districts.

Article 17 - Reserved for Future Codification Purposes.

Article 18 - Planning and Regulation of Development.

Article 19 - Regional Planning Commissions.

  • § 153A-391   Creation; admission of new members
    Two or more counties, cities, or counties and cities may create a regional planning commission by adopting identical concurrent resolutions to that effect in accordance...
  • § 153A-392   Contents of resolution
    The resolutions creating a regional planning commission shall: (1) Specify the name of the commission; (2) Establish the number of delegates to represent each member...
  • § 153A-393   Withdrawal from commission
    A member government may withdraw from a regional planning commission by giving at least two years' written notice to the other counties and cities involved....
  • § 153A-394   Organization of the commission
    Upon its creation, a regional planning commission shall meet at a time and place agreed upon by the counties and cities involved. It shall organize...
  • § 153A-395   Powers and duties
    A regional planning commission may: (1) Apply for, accept, receive, and disburse funds, grants, and services made available to it by the State of North...
  • § 153A-396   Fiscal affairs
    Each county and city having membership in a regional planning commission may appropriate to the commission revenues not otherwise limited as to use by law....
  • § 153A-397   Reports
    Each regional planning commission shall prepare and distribute to its member governments and make available to the public an annual report of its activities, including...
  • § 153A-398   Regional planning and economic development commissions
    Two or more counties, cities, or counties and cities may create a regional planning and economic development commission by adopting identical concurrent resolutions to that...
  • § 153A-399 through 153A-400   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 20 - Consolidation and Governmental Study Commissions.

  • § 153A-401   Establishment; support
    (a) Two or more counties or cities or counties and cities may by concurrent resolutions of their governing bodies establish a charter or governmental study...
  • § 153A-402   Purposes of a commission
    A commission established pursuant to this Article may be charged with any of the following purposes: (1) To study the powers, duties, functions, responsibilities, and...
  • § 153A-403   Content of concurrent resolutions
    The concurrent resolutions establishing a commission shall: (1) Set forth the purposes that are to be vested in the commission pursuant to G.S. 153A‑402; (2)...
  • § 153A-404   Powers of a commission
    A commission established pursuant to this Article may: (1) Adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of its business; (2) Apply for, accept, receive, and...
  • § 153A-405   Referendum; General Assembly action
    (a) If authorized to do so by the concurrent resolutions that established it, a commission may call a referendum on its proposed plan of governmental...

Article 21 - Reserved.

Article 22 - Regional Solid Waste Management Authorities.

  • § 153A-421   Definitions; applicability; creation of authorities
    (a) Unless a different meaning is required by the context, terms relating to the management of solid waste used in this Article have the same...
  • § 153A-422   Purposes of an authority
    The purpose of a regional solid waste management authority is to provide environmentally sound, cost effective management of solid waste, including storage, collection, transporting, separation,...
  • § 153A-423   Membership; board; delegates
    (a) Each unit of local government initially adopting a resolution under G.S. 153A‑421 shall become a member of the regional solid waste management authority. Thereafter,...
  • § 153A-424   Contents of charter
    (a) The charter of a regional solid waste management authority shall: (1) Specify the name of the authority; (2) Establish the powers, duties and functions...
  • § 153A-425   Organization of authorities
    The governing board of a regional solid waste management authority shall hold an initial organizational meeting at such time and place as is agreed upon...
  • § 153A-426   Withdrawal from an authority
    If the authority has no outstanding indebtedness, any member may withdraw from a regional solid waste management authority effective at the end of the current...
  • § 153A-427   Powers of an authority
    (a) The charter may confer on the regional solid waste management authority any or all of the following powers: (1) To apply for, accept, receive,...
  • § 153A-428   Fiscal accountability; support from other governments
    (a) A regional solid waste management authority is a public authority subject to the provisions of Chapter 159 of the General Statutes. (b) The establishment...
  • § 153A-429   Long-term contract permitted by and with an authority
    (a) To the extent authorized by its charter, an authority may enter into long‑term and continuing contracts, not to exceed a term of 60 years,...
  • § 153A-430   Compliance with other law
    (a) Repealed by Session Laws 1989 (Regular Session, 1990), c. 1004, s. 47, effective July 20, 1990. (b) An authority created pursuant to this Article...
  • § 153A-431   Issuance of revenue bonds and notes
    The State and Local Government Revenue Bond Act, Article 5 of Chapter 159 of the General Statutes, governs the issuance of revenue bonds by an...
  • § 153A-432   Advances
    Any member or other units of local government may make advances from any monies that may be available for such purpose, in connection with the...
  • § 153A-433 through 153A-434   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 23 - Miscellaneous Provisions.

Article 24 - Unified Government.