Steve Garrison

289 N. Main St.

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Phone: (828)287-6060


Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

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Welcome to the County Manager’s website. The County Manager serves as the Chief Administrator of the County. The manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. The manager supervises and coordinates the activities of County Departments with the exception of those elected by the people or whose appointment specifies an exception. Other duties include the submission of an annual budget, reports to County Commissioners and other duties as required by Commissioners.


We hope you find our website helpful and your dealings with County Government positive.


Please contact my office or any county department if you need further assistance. We trust that whether you are a current Rutherford County citizen, considering a relocation, or planning a visit to our county, this website will add to your overall knowledge and understanding.


Steve Garrison

County Manager


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