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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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.
Union County appeal form is available here Appeal Form. 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.
The assessment may be appealed for any of the following scenarios:
If changes to your property occur, other than by recorded deed, by plat or by building permits, it is the responsibility of the taxpayer to notify our office during the January listing period using the Improvement Listing Form. These changes include improvements, new construction, demolition, or removal of buildings.
Union County Tax Administration - Appraisal Division
500 N. Main St., Ste 236
PO Box 97
Monroe, NC 28111-0097
Real Property Appraisal Division Director
Real Estate Appraiser Supervisor
The Appraisal Division is responsible for the appraisal of all real property in Union County. They defend valuation appeals of real property to the Union County Board of Equalization and Review and the North Carolina Property Tax Commission.