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Dillsboro Town Board

Mayor: Mike Fitzgerald
   David Gates
   Tim Hall
   David Jones
   Tim Parris
   Beauford Riddle


Planning Board
Parks & Recreation
Streets & Sidewalks
Zoning & Signs
Budget & Capital Improvements

Please feel free to contact the Mayor or Alderpersons with your comments or concerns about the Town.


Dillsboro, located in Jackson County, is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor and Board of Alderpersons have the responsibility of not only formulating city policy but also actually operating the gears of government. And are solely accountable for the direct administration as well as the oversight of all municipal functions.


The Town of Dillsboro has one part-time employee, Town Clerk Debbie Coffey, and contracts out for maintenance of town buildings, grounds, parks and roads.

Board Meetings

The Town Board meets on the second Monday of each month. There is a workshop at 5:30 pm followed immediately by the Board Meeting at 6:00 pm in the Town Hall at Front & Depot Streets.

Public comment is heard at 6:00 pm; however, agenda items must be submitted to the Town Clerk one week before the monthly board meeting. 

Vision Statement

The Town of Dillsboro has and will continue to explore economic and community development while respecting heritage preservation. The Town shall always focus on protecting natural resources and other assets of the community, which make a visit a quality experience.

While recognizing the importance of tourism, it will seek opportunities to broaden the business development and encourage expansion of its boundaries as urbanization occurs adjacent to its municipal limits.

Dillsboro has and always must strive to make the community a good place to live, work and invest, as well as an interesting place to visit.


North Carolina League of Municipalities

UNC School of Government

Region A - Southwest Commission


The Town of Dillsboro appoints committee members to the following bodies:

Tuckaseigee Water & Sewer Authority

Jackson County Economic Development Commission

Greenway Committee

Jackson County Land Development Committee


Town of Dillsboro
42 Front Street
PO Box 1088
Dillsboro, NC 28725

Phone: 828-586-1439
Fax: 828-631-4539

Town Clerk: Debbie Coffey

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, and by appointment.

The Town of Dillsboro has a number of ordinances that involve businesses, such as zoning, signs, business licenses, and off-street parking. It is always best to contact the Town Clerk for the necessary application forms as well as for information and assistance in planning for your new business.

Do not hesitate to call the Dillsboro Town Hall at any time. If the clerk is not in, leave a message with your name and telephone number. We are here to assist you in any manner.

For more information...

Opening a new business in Dillsboro?

Dillsboro town ordinances

Dillsboro sign ordinance (pdf)

Sign Permit Application (pdf)

Zoning Permit Application (pdf)

Jackson County Government



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