The next meeting of the Polk County Board of Commissioners will be TUESDAY, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM. The next meeting of the Polk County Board of Commissioners will be TUESDAY, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

The Commissioners and staff will meet in the R. Jay Foster Hall of Justice Womack Building located at 40 Courthouse Street in Columbus, North Carolina. The meeting will be closed to the public due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Agenda click here.
Options for public participation -
Watch the meeting live on Polk County Local Government’s Facebook’s page
Call in and listen live (Call – 1-800-753-1965   ACCESS CODE – 8946129)

  • If you would like to submit a citizen comment for the public hearing or regular meeting, please send your written comment to Clerk to the Board Angé High,, by 3 p.m. the day of the meeting (you may also call the Clerk with your comment 828-894-3301 ext.221 by 3:00pm). Any comments received after the deadline will be submitted at the next meeting.  Please clearly mark in the subject line PC BOC CITIZEN COMMENT (Public Hearing or Regular Meeting) and in the body of the message include your NAME, ADDRESS, and CONTACT INFORMATION with the context of your comment.
Womack Justice Administration Building Closed
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In response to confirmed positive COVID-19 case,
Polk County Government is taking unprecedented steps to protect our staff and the general public – in particular the high-risk populations we serve. 
The Womack Justice Administration Building will be closed to the Public until further notice.  To continue to serve our citizens, please contact the office you need directly, and they will instruct you on how your business may be conducted. If it cannot be done remotely, you may be asked to schedule an appointment. Visit for a list of all County Department contact information or call 828-894-3301 and listen for the extension number of the office you need to reach.

Polk County Tax Office and NCDMV tag office in Columbus temporarily closed to the public from Jan. 6 through 13 

As a precautionary measure due to a COVID-19 exposure, the Polk County Tax Office and the NCDMV license plate office in Columbus will be temporarily closed to the public from Wednesday, Jan. 6 through Wednesday, Jan. 13. Polk County tax payments and tax-related documents may be dropped off at a drop box outside the department’s office at 51 Walker St. Payments and documents also may be mailed to: Polk County Tax Office, PO Box 308 Columbus, NC 28722. Please note that the drop box cannot be used for DMV payments. Polk County Tax Office and DMV staff will be available to answer questions by phone at (828) 894-8500 during the weekday office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. When calling this number, press 3 for the Tax Office and press 4 for the DMV.
Alternate local NCDMV tag offices are at the following locations in Hendersonville and Spindale:
Hendersonville Office 145 Four Seasons Mall (828) 692-0648 
Spindale Office White Oaks Shopping Center 1639 US 74 Bypass, Suite 140 (828) 287-3600 
The Polk County Tax Office and NCDMV tag office in Columbus will reopen to the public on Thursday, Jan. 14. Polk County Local Government apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates the understanding that public safety is of the utmost concern. 

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