Appendix A: Resources and Technical Assistance

 

There are a number of agencies involved in the process of trying to help farmers maintain compliance with the regulations involving animal waste. The purpose of this chapter is to explain the role of each relevant agency, as well as provide a resource list for your use should you have further questions or have the need to contact a representative from these agencies. This chapter also explains some of the environmental regulations that may be relevant in the handling of animal waste.

You are encouraged to use this material to develop a good working relationship with the individuals/agencies that may have involvement with your operation. Some agencies are strictly organized to deliver technical assistance, while others have a regulatory role. It is important to realize that the regulatory agencies are mandated to uphold the relevant laws and rules that have been dictated by the legislature and various state commissions. These laws are deemed necessary to protect the public health and the environment. Personnel with the regulatory agencies are also available to provide technical assistance, where possible, in addition to their regulatory role.

There may be instances where, due to circumstances that may or may not be beyond your control, you perceive that your facility has potential to cause a discharge of wastes (or has discharged wastes) that may affect the environment or the health of you, your employees, or the surrounding community. In such circumstances, your role as an environmental steward obligates you, as the operator in charge, to contact the appropriate agencies to call attention to the situation. The regulatory agencies would much rather find out about a situation from the source than to wait until the consequences show up (such as a fish kill or contaminated water supply). This is not to say that such an occurrence, when reported, is immune from regulatory action. However, regulatory action does take into consideration the willingness of the owner or operator to report a waste spill and that individual’s efforts to minimize the extent and impact of the spill. In short, you should keep a list of appropriate contacts available at all times, and notify all relevant agencies when situations arise (see the Emergency Action Plan in Chapter 7).

Below is a summary of the legislative action involving animal waste. Following this is a list of agencies (local, state, and federal) which have involvement in animal waste in North Carolina. Each has a description of the major purpose of the agency, how it is involved in the big picture of animal waste management, and a list of contacts for the agencies personnel.

 

Highlights of Water Quality and Waste Management Rules
for Livestock Farms in North Carolina

North Carolina Water Quality Standard1950

North Carolina Water Quality Nondischarge Rules1992

Senate Bill 1217: An Act to Implement Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Study Commission on Agricultural Waste

In 1995 the Blue Ribbon Study Commission on Agricultural Waste was formed. The 18 members of the Commission were asked to conduct a comprehensive study of issues related to agricultural waste management and report new legislation, implementation tools, other needs to reduce air and water quality impairments from agriculture, to the General Assembly in May 1996. On June 21, 1996 the North Carolina General Assembly ratified Senate Bill 1217, An Act to Implement Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Study Commission on Agricultural Waste. The act has three key sections: General Permits, Swine Farm Siting Act and the Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Management Systems.

General Permits

The requirements for a general permit affect every animal operation involving 250 or more swine, 100 or more confined cattle, 75 or more horses, 1,000 or more sheep, or 30,000 or more confined poultry using a liquid animal waste management system. For more discussion about the general permitting process, please refer to Chapter 8.

Swine Farm Siting

In 1995 the Swine Farm Siting Act (Senate Bill 1080) was ratified. Upon ratification of Senate Bill 1217 in June 1996, the siting requirements enacted in 1995 were strengthened. Simply put, if a facility is designed to serve more than 250 head of swine, the act applies to any construction or enlargement of a swine house, lagoon, or the land application area that occurs on or after October 1, 1995. The Swine Farm Siting Act (106-800) amendments contained in Senate Bill 1217 became effective upon ratification.

Setbacks

Part of the Swine Farm Siting Act was the creation or enhancement of setbacks and buffers for swine houses, lagoons, and fields receiving land applications of swine waste.

Setbacks for lagoons and swine houses are:

  1. 1,500 feet from any occupied residence;

  2. 2,500 feet from a school, hospital, or church; and

  3. 500 feet from property boundaries. The 500 feet requirement does not apply to any swine farm for which a site evaluation was conducted prior to October 1, 1996.

  4. For animal waste management systems sited prior to October 1, 1996 and after October 1, 1995, the setback from property boundaries is 100 feet.

Setbacks for fields receiving land applications of swine waste are:

  1. 50 feet from the boundary of property where an occupied residence is located; and

  2. 50 feet from perennial streams.

Enforcement

The Swine Farm Siting Act provides for enforcement by creating a private right of action. Any person directly affected by the siting of a swine farm, as described by the setbacks described above, may bring a civil action against the swine facility seeking injunctive relief, an order enforcing the siting requirements of the Act, damages, or any combination of those remedies.

Courts are authorized to award court costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, and expert witnesses’ fees to any party. Where a party seeks a temporary restraining order or a temporary injunction, the court may require the requesting party to file a bond or equivalent security.

Notification

Under the revised Swine Farm Siting Act, anyone who intends to construct a farm after June 21, 1996, whose waste management system will serve more than 250 head of swine, is required to notify all adjoining property owners, including those across a public road, before beginning any construction of the farm. Notices must be sent by certified mail to the addresses listed in the county tax office of the county where the property is located. At a minimum the written notice must state:

Exemptions

The revised Swine Farm Act allows for some exemptions to the setbacks. Specifically, activities exempt from the requirements of the Act are:

Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Management Systems

In 1995, Senate Bill 974 was ratified, thus creating a certification program for operators of animal waste management systems serving 250 or more head of swine. The program required the operators to complete a 6-hour training course, pass an examination, and pay an annual $10 fee. In June 1996, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1217 and effective January 1, 1997 the certification program established by Senate Bill 974 will be repealed and a new program established.

Program Administration

The responsibility for administering the new operator certification program has been shifted from the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources to the Water Pollution Control Systems Operators Certification Commission (WPCSOCC). The WPCSOCC is a commission of 11 members. Two members are from the animal agriculture industry and are appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture. Nine members, primarily representing municipalities, are appointed by the Secretary of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources with the approval of the Environmental Management Commission. The Commission is charged with developing training in cooperation with the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources—Division of Water Quality and the Cooperative Extension Service.

Program Requirements

Under the new certification program, an operator must take 10 hours of classroom training prior to taking an examination. During every subsequent 3-year period, operators must take 6 hours of additional training. Any operator who fails to take the required training within 30 days of the end of the 3-year period shall be required to take and pass the examination in order to renew the certificate. An annual fee of $10 is required. The new certification program becomes effective January 1, 1997.

Swine waste operators who have been certified under the Senate Bill 974 program will be certified under the new certification program without further preexamination training or examination; however, such operators will be subject to the new renewal requirements.

Animal waste management systems serving 250 or more head of swine, 100 or more confined cattle, 75 or more horses, 1,000 or more sheep, or 30,000 or more confined poultry with a liquid animal waste management system must be operated by a certified operator. Individuals who assist with the operation of the animal waste management system need not be certified as long as these individuals are under the supervision of the certified operator. If the owner or other person in charge of the animal operation is not a certified operator then they may contract with a certified operator to run the animal waste management system. The WPCSOCC will adopt rules for conducting and reporting such arrangements.

Revoking of Operator Certificate

Senate Bill 1217 gave the WPCSOCC the power to revoke or suspend the certificate of any operator. A certified operator may lose their certificate if they:

  1. Engage in fraud or deceit in obtaining certification.

  2. Fail to exercise reasonable care, judgment, or use of operator’s knowledge and ability in the performance of the duties of an operator in charge.

  3. Are unable to properly perform the duties of an operator in charge.

  4. In addition to revoking the operator’s certificate, the WPCSOCC may assess a fine of $1,000 per violation for any willful violation of the certification requirements.

 

Agencies Involved in Animal Waste Management

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

  1. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It provides technical assistance for the conservation of natural resources to all citizens who request such assistance. In the area of animal waste management, NRCS provides technical assistance with the design and construction of waste treatment lagoons, waste storage facilities, and the development of waste utilization plans.

  2. NRCS has technical standards for the above mentioned programs. These standards are found in the Field Office Technical Guides. These standards have been incorporated as part of the .0200 regulations administered by the Division of Water Quality. These standards set forth what is required of an animal operation in order to be considered "deemed permitted" under the regulations.

A list of all NRCS field offices in North Carolina is provided at the end of Appendix A. The NRCS works in conjunction with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, so the listing for these two offices is the same.

North Carolina Division of Soil and Water Conservation (DSWC)

  1. The Division of Soil and Water Conservation (DSWC) and the 96 soil and water conservation districts that serve North Carolina are dedicated to helping farmers and other landowners reduce soil erosion and improve water quality through proper management of their natural resources. The Division works very closely with NRCS in the design and implementation of conservation measures, as well as policy decisions concerning the most effective means of natural resource conservation and use of available funds to meet conservation goals.

  2. a. The Soil and Water Conservation District Law, enacted in 1937, established the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Soil and Water Conservation Commission to help farmers and other landowners with the conservation and wise use of their natural resources.

b. The Agriculture Cost Share Program for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control (GS 143-215.74) was established in 1986 to reduce agricultural nonpoint source pollution. The local soil and water conservation districts provide technical assistance and cost share funds to install Best Management Practices (BMPs). BMPs include erosion control practices, livestock exclusion from streams, stream crossings, and animal waste lagoons.

c. The Procedures and Guidelines to Implement the Nondischarge Rule for Animal Waste Management Systems. This rule establishes the procedures for certification of animal waste management plans for livestock operations. Specifically addressed are: the soil and water conservation district role, approved BMPs, and designation of technical specialists.

  1. The Division is responsible for performing an annual operations review of each animal waste management system that is required to maintain a certified animal waste management plan. The review is to be performed by a technical specialist employed by the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, a local Soil and Water Conservation District, or the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service. The purpose of the review is to assist owners and operators of animal waste management systems in complying with all permit requirements. The Division must submit the report of the review to the Division of Water Quality.

  2. Each soil and water conservation district (SWCD) conforms to county boundaries, except for the Albemarle SWCD. The Albemarle SWCD includes Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties. There is a district office in each county seat across the state. Telephone numbers are listed under "County Government — Soil and Water Conservation District Office." The phone numbers for these offices are the same as those listed for the NRCS field offices and can be found at the end of Appendix A.

The division has a regional coordinator and at least one environmental engineer and engineering technician available at each North Carolina DEHNR regional office. In addition, the Raleigh, Asheville, Winston-Salem, and Wilmington offices have regional soil scientists. This staff provides additional technical support for the districts. Below are the phone numbers for each regional office.

Division of Soil and Water Conservation — Regional Staff

Asheville Regional Office: 910-251-6208

Fayetteville Regional Office: 910-486-1541

Raleigh Regional Office: 919-571-4700

Mooresville Regional Office: 910-663-1699

Washington Regional Office: 919-946-6481

Wilmington Regional Office: 910-395-3900

also staff in Morehead City: 919-726-7021

and Goldsboro: 919-734-0961

Winston-Salem Regional Office: 910-761-2390

North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ)

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) was formerly a part of the Division of Environmental Management (DEM). On July 1, 1996 the Division of Environmental Management was divided into the Division of Air Quality and the Division of Water Quality. The Division of Water Quality is responsible for developing and regulating water quality standards for the surface waters of North Carolina. It issues permits for dischargers into surface waters, and also issues nondischarge permits for other types of waste application onto the land.

The Division has seven regional offices across the state to administer its programs. The staff evaluate new projects to ensure that the most environmentally sound alternative is chosen. The staff perform routine and emergency water quality sampling to ensure that the surface waters are supporting their designated uses. The staff also perform inspections of permitted systems and respond to complaints that involve water quality concerns.

This agency also administers the nondischarge regulations (known as the .0200 regs.). These regulations require all animal facilities with over the threshold number of animals previously listed to have an approved waste management plan completed by a technical specialist by December 31, 1997. Failure to do so will result in enforcement action, as previously described. The agency is also responsible for inspecting the waste management systems at animal operations and taking appropriate action should a facility be out of compliance with the rules.

The DWQ central office can be reached at 919-733-5083.

Mail address: Division of Water Quality, PO Box 29535, Raleigh, NC 27626-0535

The Technical Assistance and Certification Group of DWQ can be reached at 919-733-0026. This group is responsible for administering the certification examination for animal waste operators and issuing certificates and renewals for operators in charge of animal waste management systems.

Following is a list of the DWQ regional offices along with a map showing the counties under the jurisdiction of each regional office.

 

  1. Asheville Regional Office: Woodfin Place, Asheville, NC 28801; 704-251-6208; FAX 704-251-6098

  2. Winston-Salem Regional Office: Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27107; 910-771-4600; FAX 910-771-4631

  3. Raleigh Regional Office: Barrett Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609; 919-571-4700; FAX 919-571-4718

  4. Washington Regional Office: Carolina Avenue, Washington, NC 27889; 919-946-6481; FAX 919-975-3716

  5. Mooresville Regional Office: North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115; 704-663-1699; FAX 704-663-6040

  6. Fayetteville Regional Office: Wachovia building, Suite 714, Fayetteville, NC 28301; 910-486-1541; FAX 910-486-0707

  7. Wilmington Regional Office: Cardinal, Wilmington, NC 28405-3845; 910-395-3900; FAX 910-350-2004

North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA)

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is a highly diverse state agency providing laboratory testing, agronomic field services, natural resource management, pesticide regulations, plant and pest control, agricultural statistics, and research, teaching, and demonstration farms among its many divisions and sections. The Department’s role with animal production ranges from development of regulations, disease control, waste management and soil testing, determining proper agronomic rates for waste application, providing technical specialists to assist operators in developing plans, training technical specialists on waste utilization methods, testing feeds and fertilizers, pest control on application sites, and managing research and demonstration facilities around the state.

Agronomic Services

The Agronomic Division provides soil, plant, waste, solution, and nematode diagnostic and advisory services for all citizens. The Division also conducts educational programs for technical specialists, farm owners and operators, and others on the proper sampling methods, how to use test information in a productive and protective manner, and agronomic rates necessary to meet the nondischarge regulations. Regional agronomists provide field services to farmers and others to help them implement management recommendations in the most cost effective and environmentally safe way.

The Agronomic Division office is in Raleigh at:

Agronomic Division, NCDA
4300 Reedy Creek Road
Raleigh, NC 27607-6465
919-733-2655

Regional Agronomists are located throughout the state. The map below shows the regions covered by the NCDA Regional Agronomists.

 

 

  1. Plymouth Regional Office: Tidewater Research Station, Plymouth, NC 27692; 919-793-4118

  2. Nashville Regional Office: South NC 58, Nashville, NC 27856; 919-443-4404

  3. Kinston Regional Office: Box 801, Kinston, NC 28502-0801; 919-523-2949

  4. Bladenboro Regional Office: Old NC 41, Bladenboro, NC 28320; 910-866-5485

  5. Burlington Regional Office: Fairview Street, Burlington, NC 27215; 910-570-6850

  6. Mt. Ulla Regional Office: Lentz Rd., Mt. Ulla, NC 28125; 704-278-9414

  7. Hudson Regional Office: Pine Mountain Rd., Hudson, NC 28638; 704-728-4675

  8. Waynesville Regional Office: Rt. 3, Box 264, Waynesville, NC 28786; 704-456-3943

Aquaculture and Natural Resources

This Division provides assistance in matters of aquaculture, environmental regulation, and natural resource management. The Division provides a liaison with farmers, producer organizations, and other agencies. This agency can be reached at:

Aquaculture and Natural Resources Division, NCDA
P.O. Box 27647
Raleigh, NC 27611-7647
919-733-7125

Veterinary Division

The Veterinary Division monitors diseases and administers animal health programs. Permits for certain dead animal disposal systems are handled by this Division. Inspectors are provided to check processing and slaughtering facilities. This Division also administers the Animal Welfare Act. This agency can be contacted at:

Veterinary Division, NCDA
P.O. Box 27647
Raleigh, NC 27611-7647
919-733-7601

Food and Drug Protection Division

This Division assures consumers that foods, feeds, drugs, cosmetics, and pesticides are safe and properly labeled. It includes forage testing for animal feeds and pesticide application, storage, and applicator licensing. This agency can be contacted at:

Food and Drug Protection Division, NCDA
P.O. Box 27647
Raleigh, NC 27611-7647
919-733-3556

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (NCCES)

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (NCCES) is a unique educational system with support from county, state, and federal governments and close ties to the state’s two land grant universities — North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University. The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has educational centers located in every county and on the Cherokee Indian reservation. Each center has a staff with technical and programmatic responsibilities to serve the needs of their clients. Program development and implementation is based on local client need and input through advisory committees, personal contacts, availability of resources, and potential impact.

The Cooperative Extension Service is a nonregulatory organization that provides information on soil, crop, livestock, and poultry programs to agricultural producers. The role in animal waste management (in addition to research) includes the development and implementation of training programs for producers on the various types of waste management systems. Training includes information on animal waste sampling, soil sampling, waste application; calibration, and nutrient and crop management. The organization also provides other technical support for agriculture not directly related to waste management.

A list of the extension offices, addresses and phone numbers is provided at the end of Appendix A.

Integrators

If you contract with one of the number of larger integrators in the state, there may be staff with that corporation that are involved with the waste handling component of your operation. There also may be requirements of that corporation that you have agreed to, verbally or in written contract, or by policy statement from the corporation. Whatever the agreement, you need to completely understand the relationship you have with that company, and who is responsible for what at your operation. The phone number of the appropriate individuals with these companies should also be on your list of resource people.

County Health Director

This individual supervises a department that oversees basic health services to each county. This includes drinking water, on-site sewage, restaurant sanitation, milk sanitation, and disease control. The health director has the authority to determine if a situation constitutes an "imminent health hazard," that is one that would place the general public in peril. Examples of such instances include closure of a restaurant, public swimming area, or school. In the event of a discharge of animal waste where a drinking water supply or public recreation area are subject to be impacted, the health director can declare an animal operation to be such a hazard, and order the pollution eliminated immediately. This may include, in severe cases, complete closure of the operation so that no further discharge of wastes is possible.

You should be able to locate the phone number for your county’s health director in the yellow pages of your phone book under the county government section.

County Emergency Management System (EMS)

The EMS system serves as a "hotline" number that can be used for emergencies of many types. It is necessary to know the local phone number for such occurrences as employee accidents. The EMS system may dispatch medical assistance to these types of emergencies. For other emergencies such as a large waste spill, EMS will contact other appropriate agencies as necessary. A list of phone numbers for the county emergency management system is provided at the end of Appendix A.

 

Government Agency Contacts for Various Activities

The lists supplied in this chapter are a valuable resource for you as an owner or operator of an operation that raises animals and handles the waste products from those animals. You should use these lists as a basis to develop your own local contacts. Make an appropriate list, and make sure it is posted by all phones and is given to every employee at the facility. Furthermore, you should know who to contact for what emergencies. The following chart lists activities that may occur at an animal operation and the appropriate agencies to be contacted in each case. It is not always necessary to contact all the agencies listed below for each of the activities.

List of Acronyms:

CES — Cooperative Extension Service

CFSA — Consolidated Farm Service Agency

DSWC — Division of Soil and Water Conservation

DWQ — Division of Water Quality

EMS — Emergency Management System

NCDA — North Carolina Department of Agriculture

NRCS — Natural Resources Conservation Service

P.E. — North Carolina Registered Professional Engineer

SWCD — Soil and Water Conservation District

 

Activity Resource or Agency
  1. Generate an animal waste management plan
Technical specialist, DSWC, CES, NRCS, NCDA, SWCD, P.E.
  1. Have animal waste management plan certified
Technical specialist, NRCS, CES, SWCD, NCDA, DSWC, P.E.
  1. Waste management plan modification
Technical specialist, SWCD, NRCS, CES, NCDA, DSWC, P.E.
  1. Submittal of certification that waste management plan is complete
Technical specialist, SWCD, DWQ
  1. Addition of animals 1
Technical specialist, SWCD, NRCS, CES, NCDA (basically same as #3)
  1. Land application of animal waste
Operator in charge
  1. Technical assistance for the land application of animal waste
CES, NRCS, SWCD, NCDA, Technical Specialist
  1. Waste runoff resulting from waste application
DWQ, EMS
  1. Waste overflow from a lagoon 2 or imminent danger of such
DWQ, EMS
  1. Change of cropping system or waste application equipment
Technical specialist, CES, NRCS, NCDA, SWCD
  1. Soil sampling and report review
NCDA, CES
  1. Waste sampling and report review
NCDA, CES
  1. Plant tissue sampling and report review
NCDA, CES
  1. Design of new waste treatment system
NRCS, DSWC, professional engineer
  1. Any compliance related activity such as loss of deemed permitted status, or civil penalty
DWQ
  1. Cost share monies for nonpoint source pollution control
DSWC, CFSA, SWCD
  1. Drainage issues
NRCS, DWQ
  1. Record keeping for waste management system
NRCS, CES, DSWC, DEM, NCDA
1 Assumes you start with over the threshold number of animals and already have met the requirments for a certified operator and waste management plan. If the addition of animals puts you over the threshold animal limit, then the waste management plan and certified operator requirements take effect.

2 If receiving stream is a water supply, also contact the County Health Department.

 


North Carolina
Cooperative Extension Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service and Soil & Water Conservation District Office Emergency Management System

Alamance
201 W Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253
910-570-6740
Agriculture Building
201 West Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253
910-226-0477
910-227-1365
Alexander
255 Liledoun Rd., Box 5
Taylorsville, NC 28681
704-632-4451
255 Liledoun Road, Box 10
Taylorsville, NC 28681
704-632-2708
704-632-1000
Alleghany
PO Box 7
Sparta, NC 28675
910-372-5597
PO Box 127
Sparta, NC 28765
910-372-4645
910-372-2187
Anson
PO Box 633
Wadesboro, NC 28170
704-694-2915
Christie Building
1706 Monen Rd.
Wadesboro, NC 28170
704-694-2710
704-694-5342
Ashe
PO Box 338
Jefferson, NC 28640
910-246-3021
PO Box 88
Jefferson, NC 28640
910-246-5461
910-246-1850
Avery
PO Box 280
Newland, NC 28657
704-733-8270
PO Box 190
Newland, NC 28657
704-733-2291
704-733-2810
Beaufort
PO Box 1967
Washington, NC 27889
919-946-0111
Agricultural Building
111 W. 2nd Street
Washington, NC 27889-4939
919-946-4989
919-946-2046
Bertie
PO Box 280
Windsor, NC 27983
919-794-5317
PO Box 566
Windsor, NC 27983-0566
919-794-5305
919-794-5302
Bladen
PO Box 248
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
910-862-4591
Room 122, Agric. Service Center
Ice Plant Road
Elizabethtown, NC 28337-9409
910-862-6936
910-862-6760
Brunswick
PO Box 109
Bolivia, NC 28422-0026
910-253-4425
PO Box 26
Bolivia, NC 28422-026
910-253-4458
910-253-4376
Buncombe
PO Box 7667
Asheville, NC 28802
704-255-5522
Building B, Suite 210
B31 College Place
Asheville, NC 28801
704-251-4908
704-255-5638
Burke
PO Box 949
Morganton, NC 28680
704-439-4460
Human Resources Bldg., Room 104
700 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655
704-439-4485
704-433-6609
Cabarrus
PO Box 387
Concord, NC 28026-0387
704-792-0430
County Agric. Center, Room 216
745 Cabarrus Avenue West
Concord, NC 28025
704-788-2106
704-792-0421
Caldwell
120 Hospital Avenue NE
Lenoir, NC 28645
704-757-1290
120 Hospital Avenue NE, Suite 2
Lenoir, NC 28645
704-758-1111
704-757-1182
Camden
S. Camden Avenue
Camden, NC 27921
919-338-0170
PO Box 37
Camden, NC 27921-0069
919-338-6616
919-335-4444
Carteret
Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516-1898
919-728-8421
PO Box 125
Beaufort, NC 28516-0125
919-728-4078
919-728-8470
Caswell
PO Box 220
Yanceyville, NC 27379
910-694-4158
PO Box 96
Yanceyville, NC 27379
910-694-4581
910-694-5177
Catawba
PO Box 389
Newton, NC 28658
704-465-8240
1175 S. Brady Ave., Box A
Newton, NC 28658
704-465-8950
704-465-8230
Chatham
PO Box 278
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-8202
PO Box 308
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-8240
919-542-2911
Cherokee
115 Peachtree St., Suite 103
Murphy, NC 28906
704-837-2917
County Office Building
115 Peachtree Street
Murphy, NC 28906
704-837-6417
704-837-7352
Cherokee Reservation
PO Box 456
Cherokee, NC 28719
704-497-3521
Chowan
PO Box 1030
Edenton, NC 27932
919-482-8431
414 West Queen Street
Edenton, NC 27932-1735
919-482-4127
919-482-4365
Clay
PO Box 156
Hayesville, NC 28904
704-389-6301
PO Box 57
Hayesville, NC 28904
704-389-9764
704-389-9640
Cleveland
130 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28150
704-482-4365
Food Lion Building
124-1 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
704-482-1906
704-484-4841
Columbus
PO Box 569
Whiteville, NC 28472
910-640-6605
County Courthouse Annex Building
112 West Smith Street
Whiteville, NC 28472-3312
]910-642-2348
910-640-5610
Craven
300 Industrial Drive
New Bern, NC 28562
919-633-1477
302 Industrial Drive
New Bern, NC 28562-5434
919-637-2547
919-636-6608
Cumberland
PO Box 270
Fayetteville, NC 28306
910-484-7156
Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center, Suite 229
121 East Mountain Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306-3422
910-484-8939
910-483-3903
Currituck
PO Box 10
Currituck, NC 27929
919-232-2261
PO Box 69
Currituck, NC 27929
919-232-3360
919-232-2115
Dare
PO Box 968
Manteo, NC 27954
919-473-1101
PO Box 1047
Manteo, NC 27954
919-441-1345
919-473-3355
Davidson
301 E. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
704-242-2090
Davidson Agricultural Center
301 East Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
704-242-2075
704-242-2280
Davie
180 S. Main Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
704-634-6297
Rm. 313, County Office Bldg.
180 S. Main Street
Mocksville, NC 27028
704-634-5011
704-634-0879
Duplin
PO Box 458
Kenansville, NC 28349
910-296-2143
PO Box 277
Kenansville, NC 28349-0277
910-296-2120
910-295-2160
Durham
721 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-0525
County Agriculture Building
721 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-0558
919-560-4517
Edgecombe
PO Box 129
Tarboro, NC 27886
919-641-7815
PO Box 10
Tarboro, NC 27886-0010
919-641-7900
919-641-7843
Forsyth
1450 Fairchild Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
910-767-8213
Forsyth Agriculture Building
1450 Fairchild Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
910-631-5181
910-767-6161
Franklin
103 S. Bickett Blvd.
Louisburg, NC 27549
919-496-3344
County Agriculture Bldg., Suite B
101 South Bickett Blvd.
Louisburg, NC 27549
919-496-3137
919-496-5005
Gaston
PO Box 476
Dallas, NC 28034
704-922-0301
1303 Cherryville Hwy.
Dallas, NC 28034
704-922-3956
704-866-3243
Gates
PO Box 46
Gatesville, NC 27938
919-357-1400
PO Box 61
Gatesville, NC 27938-0061
919-357-1881
919-357-1394
Graham
PO Box 486
Robbinsville, NC 28771
704-479-7979
PO Box 286
Robbinsville, NC 28771
704-479-8562
704-479-7967
Granville
PO Box 926
Oxford, NC 27565
919-603-1350
Room 108, Federal Building
146 Main Street
Oxford, NC 27565
919-603-4603
919-603-1310
Greene
229 Kingold Blvd.
Snow Hill, NC 28580
919-747-5831
3 Professional Drive, Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580-1332
919-747-3705
919-747-2544
Guilford
3309 Burlington Road
Greensboro, NC 27405
910-375-5876
County Agriculture Center
3309 Burlington Road
Greensboro, NC 27405
910-333-5400
910-373-2278
Halifax
PO Box 37
Halifax, NC 27839
919-583-5161
PO Box 8
Halifax, NC 27839-0008
919-583-3481
919-583-2031
Harnett
PO Box 1089
Lillington, NC 27546
910-893-7530
PO Box 267
Lillington, NC 27546-9998
910-893-7584
910-893-7580
Haywood
PO Box 308
Waynesville, NC 28786
704-456-3575
PO Box 425
Waynesville, NC 28786
704-456-5132
704-452-6660
Henderson
740 Glover St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
704-697-4891
Room 102, Federal Building
140 Fourth Ave. West
Hendersonville, NC 28792
704-693-1629
704-697-4533
Hertford
PO Box 188
Winton, NC 27986
919-358-7822
PO Box 265
Winton, NC 27986-0265
919-358-7846
919-358-7861
Hoke
PO Box 578
Raeford, NC 28376
910-875-3461
Room 202, Federal Building
122 W. Elwood Ave.
Raeford, NC 28376-2800
910-875-8685
910-875-4126
Hyde
PO Box 219
Swan Quarter, NC 27885
919-926-3201
PO Box 264
Swan Quarter, NC 27885-0264
919-926-4361
919-926-3801
Iredell
PO Box 311
Statesville, NC 28687
704-873-0507
County Agricultural Center
201 Water Street
Statesville, NC 28677
704-873-6761
704-873-5353
Jackson
102 Scoots Creek Rd.
Sylva, NC 28779
704-586-4009
Community Services Bldg., Rm. 134
102 Scotts Creek Road
Sylva, NC 28779
704-586-6344
704-586-4055
Johnston
806 North Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-989-5380
County Agricultural Building
806 North Street
Smithfield, NC 27577-9998
919-989-5381
919-989-5050
Jones
PO Box 218
Trenton, NC 28585
919-448-9621
PO Box 40
Trenton, NC 28585-0040
919-448-2731
919-448-1221
Lee
225 S. Steele St
Sanford, NC 27330
919-775-5624
Lee County Agriculture Bldg., Room 6
225 Steele Street
Sanford, NC 27330-4200
919-776-2633
919-775-3941
Lenoir
PO Box 757
Kinston, NC 28501
919-527-2191
2411 Pink Hill Hwy.
Kinston, NC 28501-6456
919-523-7010
919-559-6126
Lincoln
115 W. Main St.
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-736-8452
Lincoln County Citizens Center
115 W. Main St.
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-736-8501
704-736-8511
Macon
5 W. Main St.
Franklin, NC 28734
704-524-6421
Carolina Convenience Center
35 Sloan Road
Franklin, NC 28734
704-524-3311
704-524-6421
Madison
PO Box 609
Marshall, NC 28753
704-649-2411
PO Box 367
Marshall, NC 28753
704-649-3313
704-549-9608
Martin
PO Box 1148
Williamston, NC 27892
919-792-1621
PO Box 483
Williamston, NC 27892-2472
919-792-4350
919-792-5670
McDowell
County Admin Bldg.
15 N. Garden St., Rm. 124
Marion, NC 28752
704-652-7121
County Admin. Annex Bldg. Room 200
15 North Garden Street
Marion, NC 28752
704-652-4434
704-652-3982
Mecklenburg
700 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-336-4034
County Service Center
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-344-6265
704-336-2412
Mitchell
PO Box 366
Bakersville, NC 28705
704-688-4811
PO Box 5
Bakersville, NC 28705
704-688-4883
704-688-2139
Montgomery
203 W. Main St.
Troy, NC 27371
910-576-6011
203-B West Main Street
Troy, NC 27371
910-572-2700
910-576-0606
Moore
PO Box 1149
Carthage, NC 28327
910-947-3188
PO Box 908
Carthage, NC 28327
910-947-5183
910-947-6317
Nash
102 Agric. Center Dr.
Nashville, NC 27856
919-459-9810
County Agric. Center, Rm. 107
1006 Eastem Ave.
Nashville, NC 27856-1750
919-459-4115
919-459-9805
New Hanover
6206 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-452-6393
County Admin. Bldg., Rm. 320
320 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-4093
910-762-6072
910-341-4300
Northampton
PO Box 636
Jackson, NC 27845
919-534-2831
PO Box 218
Jackson, NC 27845-0218
919-534-2591
919-534-8811
Onslow
604 College Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540
910-455-5873
Donald A. Halsey Agriculture Bldg.
604 College Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540-5392
910-455-4472
910-347-4270
Orange
PO Box 8181
Hillsborough, NC 27278
919-732-9361
PO Box 8181
Hillsborough, NC 27278
919-732-8181 ext. 2750
919-968-2050
Pamlico
PO Box 8
Bayboro, NC 28515
919-745-4121
PO Box 305
Bayboro, NC 28515-0305
919-745-4303
919-745-3081
Pasquotank
PO Box 1608
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
919-338-3954
Beechtree Plaza
1023-5 US-17 South
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-9669
919-338-6353
919-335-4444
(same as Camden county)
Pender
801 S. Walker Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
910-259-1235
PO Box 248
Burgaw, NC 28425-0248
910-259-4305
910-259-1210
Perquimans
PO Box 87
Hertford, NC 27944
919-426-5428
County Office Building
608 Edenton Road Street
Hertford, NC 27944-1414
919-426-5545
919-426-5751
Person
304 S. Morgan St.
Roxboro, NC 27573
910-599-1195
Person County Office Bldg., Rm. 126
304 South Morgan Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
910-597-2973
910-597-4262
Pitt
403 Government Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
919-757-2803
403 Government Circle, Suite 4
Greenville, NC 27834
919-752-2720
919-830-8345
Polk
PO Box 187
Columbus, NC 28722
704-894-8218
PO Box 236
Columbus, NC 28722
704-894-8823
704-894-3067
Randolph
2222-A S. Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, NC 27203
910-318-6018
Room 105, Federal Building
241 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27203
910-629-4539
910-318-6911
Richmond
PO Box 1358
Rockingham, NC 28379
910-997-8255
County Administrative Building
125 South Hancock Street
Rockingham, NC 28379
910-997-8244
910-997-8238
Robeson
PO Box 2280
Lumberton, NC 28359
910-671-3276
440 Caton Road
Lumberton, NC 28358
910-739-5478
910-671-3150
Rockingham
PO Box 200
Wentworth, NC 27375
910-342-8230
PO Box 201
Wentworth, NC 27375-8881
910-342-8225
910-634-3000
Rowan
PO Box 1807
Salisbury, NC 28145
704-633-0571
Rowan County Agriculture Center
2727 NC Old Concord Road
Salisbury, NC 28146
704-637-1604
704-638-0911
Rutherford
PO Box 272
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
704-287-6010
Room 202, Federal Building
121 South Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
704-287-4817
704-287-6075
Sampson
369 Rowan Road
Clinton, NC 28328
910-592-7161
84 County Complex Road
Clinton, NC 28328-4727
910-592-7963
910-592-8996
Scotland
231E Cronly St. Suite 800
Laurinburg, NC 28352
910-277-2422
Scotland County Governmental Annex
231 East Cronly Street, Suite 800
Laurinburg, NC 28352-3820
910-277-2433
910-276-1317
Stanly
26032-E Newt Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
704-983-3987
26032-C Newt Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
704-982-6811
704-983-7251
Stokes
PO Box 460
Danbury, NC 27016-0460
910-593-8179
PO Box 98
Danbury, NC 27016
910-593-2846
910-593-2811
Surry
PO Box 324
Dobson, NC 27017
910-386-9274
PO Box 218
Dobson, NC 27017
910-386-8109
910-789-5086
Swain
Co. Admin. Bldg. Drawer 1
Bryson City, NC 28713
704-488-9273
PO Box 731
Bryson City, NC 28713
704-488-3785
704-488-9273
Transylvania
203 E. Morgan St.
Brevard, NC 28712
704-884-3109
Community Service Bldg.
203 East Morgan St.
Brevard, NC 28712
704-884-3230
704-884-3244
Tyrell
PO Box 209
Columbia, NC 27925
919-796-1581
PO 162
Columbia, NC 27925-0162
919-796-3891
919-796-2286
Union
500 N. Main St.
Monroe, NC 28112
704-283-3801
604 Lancaster Avenue
Monroe, NC 28112
704-283-2163
704-283-3536
Vance
PO Box 1028
Henderson, NC 27536
919-438-8188
County Office Building, Room 1305
Young Street
Henderson, NC 27536
919-438-5727
919-438-8264
Wake
4001-E Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610-2914
919-250-1100
Agriculture Services Bldg., Suite D
4001-D Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
919-250-1070
919-856-6480
Warren
PO Box 708
Warrenton, NC 27589
919-257-3640
133-1/2 S. Main Street
Warrenton, NC 27589
919-257-3836
919-257-2666
Washington
PO Box 70
Plymouth, NC 27962
919-793-2163
Agriculture Building
128 East Water Street, Suite 202
Plymouth, NC 27962
919-793-4561
919-793-4114
Watauga
971 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607
704-264-3061
971 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607
704-264-3943
704-264-4235
Wayne
PO Box 68
Goldsboro, NC 27533
919-731-1520
Wayne Center, Rm 104
208 W. Chestnut Street
Goldsboro, NC 28306-3422
919-731-1532 ext. 287
919-731-1413
Wilkes
West Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
910-651-7337
Room 244, Federal Building
207 West Main Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
910-667-5700
910-651-7305
Wilson
PO Box 3027
Wilson, NC 27895-3027
919-237-0113
1806 Goldsboro Street S.W.
Wilson, NC 27893-8508
919-237-2711
919-399-2830
Yadkin
PO Box 97
Yadkinville, NC 27055
910-679-2061
PO Box 8
Yadkinville, NC 27055
910-679-8052
910-679-4232
Yancey
10 Orchard Street
Burnsville, NC 28714
704-682-6187
22 East By-Pass, Suite 1
Burnesville, NC 28714
704-682-2466
704-682-7311

 


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