What's New in Craven County....

Craven County Government provides a quick reference to the latest news and events without having to search for them. Visit often to stay in-tune with Craven County Government happenings.

Craven County is in the process of re-vamping its website to better inform and engage our citizens and communities. As a part of this, our picture and images team is building a Craven County Picture Gallery containing images that portray the many facets of Craven County. We are seeking donated pictures or images of items within Craven County that represents one of our many attractions or way of life. If you have such a picture or image and are willing to share it, we could welcome the opportunity to consider its usage within our gallery.

08/18/17 The Agenda for the Board of Commissioner's Work Session Meeting on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. has been posted.
08/18/17 The Agenda for the Board of Commissioner's Meeting on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. has been posted.
08/14/17 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires that all direct and primary recipients document their compliance with Department of Transportation Title VI regulations by submitting a Title VI Program to their FTA regional civil rights officer once every three years or as otherwise directed.  CARTS is required to submit an updated Title VI Program by October 1, 2017.

Click for the Civil Rights Program Document.
Click for the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Policy and Plan.

CARTS is a recipient of Federal financial assistance for the support of public transportation services. Riders and the general public are welcome to participate in a public meeting on Friday, August 18, 2017 in the conference room located at The Human Services Annex Building, 2822 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC  28562.  The purpose of this public meeting is to receive input into the update of the Civil Rights Program and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Policy and Plan. Attendance is floating between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Public Meeting Notice
Public Meeting Notice - Spanish

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: CARTS is a recipient of Federal financial assistance for the support of public transportation services. Riders and the general public are welcome to review the proposed Civil Rights Program and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Policy and Plan, and participate in a public hearing held as part of the Craven County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on September 5, 2017. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m., and is held in the Craven County Administration Building, 406 Craven St., New Bern, North Carolina.
Public Hearing Notice
Public Hearing Notice - Spanish
08/11/17 Craven County announces the Connect with Craven - Community Outreach Event to be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. A public, and family, oriented event intended for citizens to gain a more in-depth knowledge of how Craven County Government operates, and interfaces with other government agencies. Meet County Elected Officials, visit agency and departmental booths, meet various employees or attend one of several short training sessions.
08/10/17 The Board of Commissioner's Meeting Minutes page has been updated.
08/07/17 Property Sales Information has been updated.
08/04/17 The Agenda for the Board of Commissioner's Meeting on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. has been posted.
07/27/17 The Bid Opportunities page has been updated with a request for quotes for the trapping of beavers and removal of all beaver dams within the channel of targeted streams along approximately 72.43 miles of streams. Interested parties have until Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to submit a quote.
07/10/17 The meeting of the Craven County Board of Commissioners scheduled for July 17, 2017 has been cancelled, next meeting will be August 7, 2017. Click here for the Notice of Meeting Cancellation.
06/30/17 The Tax Department has posted the 2017 Craven County and Municipal Tax Rates.
06/30/17 County Road & Street Names Downloads have been updated.
06/29/17 Commissioner George Liner, District 6 Commissioner, will host a community meeting on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Havelock Senior Center. The purpose of the meeting is to share information and ask questions regarding Craven County Government services and projects from County officials. Click here for the information flyer....
06/29/17 The Finance Department has posted the May 2017 Monthly Financial Summary Report.
06/23/17 The Public Hearing Announcements page has been updated with the Notice of Public Hearing for July 5, 2017 regarding the proposed Tethering of Household Animals Ordinance. The meeting is open to the public and the public is invited to comment.
06/23/17 The Craven County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. in Courtroom #4 at the Craven County Courthouse Annex, 302 Broad Street, New Bern, North Carolina on July 5, 2017, in conjunction with its regular meeting, for the purpose of receiving public comment on a proposed Tethering of Household Animals Ordinance.  Click here for a draft of the proposed Tethering of Household Animals ordinance.
06/19/17 The Transportation Department has posted the Craven Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) Transit Development Plan presented to the Craven County Board of Commissioners at their June 19, 2017 morning meeting.
06/19/17 The Craven County Finance Department page has been updated with the 2017-2018 Craven County Budget Ordinance and 2017-2018 Original Detail Adopted Budget documents.
06/19/17 Craven County Trash Sticker fees will increase from $2.25 per sticker (Orange) to $3.00 per sticker (Red) effective July 1, 2017.  Beginning July 5, 2017 the $2.25 Orange sticker may be exchanged with an additional $.75 at the Craven County Solid Waste Department thru December 29, 2017.  Click here for the full informational flyer.
06/06/17 The Craven County Solid Waste and Recycling Department Mobile Electronics Recycling Unit is setup at the Bridgeton Convenience Site for the month of June, located at 181 Hwy 55 East, New Bern NC 28560. Click here for the 2017 schedule and info.
06/01/17 A Notice of Public Hearing for Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. has been posted on the Public Hearing Announcements page for the Proposed 2017-2018 Budget. All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written or oral comments.
05/15/17 The Craven County Manager Recommended Budget for FY 2017-2018 and the 2017-2018 Recommended Budget Supplement have been posted to the Finance Department Page.
05/12/17 The Bid Opportunities Page has been updated with a change in opening date and location for proposals for Extension of  Executive Parkway in the Craven County Industrial Park. Interested parties have until Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm to submit a bid rather than Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm to submit a bid.  The bid opening shall take place in the 1st floor Elections Training Room instead of the County Commissioner's Room.
05/02/17 The May 1, 2017 Craven Community College 2017-2018 Budget Request Presentation to the Craven County Board of Commissioner's has been posted to the Finance Department Page.
05/02/17 The May 1, 2017 Craven County School System 2017-2018 Budget Request Presentation to the Craven County Board of Commissioner's has been posted to the Finance Department Page.
05/01/17 The Craven County Solid Waste and Recycling Department page has been updated to include Spanish versions of the Curbside Garbage Collection Program and the Curbside Recycle Collection Program.
05/01/17 The Craven County Solid Waste and Recycling Department Mobile Electronics Recycling Unit is setup at the Fort Barnwell Convenience Site, located at 205 Belltown Rd. Dover NC 28526. Click here for the 2017 schedule and info.
04/25/17 The Craven County Solid Waste and Recycling Department has published an updated Retail Sticker Outlet List.
04/25/17 The Transportation Department has set two (2) public meetings, scheduled for May 3, 2017,  to receive feedback on conceptual changes to the fixed loop service in New Bern and the other transit services available in the counties of Craven, Jones and Pamlico.  Times are 11am -1pm at Craven Community College and 5:30-7:30pm at New Bern-Craven County Public Library.  Click here for the informational flyer.
04/19/17 The Bid Opportunities Page has been updated with a request for proposals for Extension of  Executive Parkway in the Craven County Industrial Park. Interested parties have until Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm to submit a bid.
04/19/17 The Transportation Department has posted a Notice of Public Hearing to receive public input on a Proposed ADA Complementary Paratransit Policy. This public hearing is set for Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Craven County Board of Commissioners 7pm meeting. The meeting is open to the public and public comment will be received. 
04/19/17 The Planning and Inspections Department has posted a Notice of Public Hearing to recieve public input on the Proposed Amendments to the Solar Energy Facilites Ordinance.  This public hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Craven County Board of Commissioners 7pm meeting. The meeting is open to the pulic and public comment will be received.
04/04/17 The Craven County Solid Waste and Recycling Department Mobile Electronics Recycling Unit is setup at the Hickman Hill Convenience Site, located at 7775 NC Hwy 70 East, Havelock NC 28532. Click here for the 2017 schedule and info.
04/03/17 Craven County Clean Sweep announces the Spring Sweep 2017 cleanup event set for May 6, 2017.  We need your help in cleaning up our roadsides, streams and other sites. Click the link for more details...
03/28/17 The Finance Department has updated the Budget Ordinance Amendments to the 2016-2017 Budget.
03/07/17 The Board of Elections has posted an updated elected officials listing.
02/06/07 The Craven County Solid Waste and Recycling Department Mobile Electronics Recycling Unit is setup at the Havelock Convenience Site, located at 3555 NC Hwy 101, Havelock, 28532. Click here for the 2017 schedule and info.
01/19/17 The Bid Opportunities Page has been updated with Addendum #1 to the Solid Waste Collection Program Franchise RFP.  Attachments to the addendum may be obtained by contacting the Solid Waste Office at 252-636-6659.
01/05/17 The Finance Department has posted the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY15-16.
01/03/17 The Craven County Solid Waste and Recycling Department Mobile Electronics Recycling Unit is setup at the Vanceboro Convenience Site, located at 232 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, 28586. Click here for the 2017 schedule and info.
12/23/16 The Bid Opportunities Page has been updated to contain a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Solid Waste Collection Program Franchise.   Interested bidders have until Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to submit a proposal.
12/15/16 Craven County is in the process of re-vamping its website to better inform and engage our citizens and communities. As part of this, our picture and images team is building a Craven County Picture Gallery containing images that portray the many facets of Craven County. We are seeking donated pictures or images of items within Craven County that represents one of our many attractions or way of life. If you have such a picture or image and are willing to share it, we would welcome the opportunity to consider its usage within our gallery.

Pictures or images should not be copyrighted or have other legal restrictions which would prevent their usage. Pictures or images will not be returned so please only submit in electronic form.

Submitted photographs or images containing adults or children may be used for publication or marketing purposes, such as brochures, website or social media content. Please do not submit photos containing adults or children who do not want their picture used in such a manner.

Submit your photos or images to: cravenpics@cravencountync.gov
10/26/16 Social Services has posted a notice regarding the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).
10/20/16 A new webpage has been established containing information on Disaster Recovery resulting from Hurricane Matthew and Flooding.
10/20/16 The Environmental Health Department has posted information concerning Flooded Homes and Drinking Water Wells - After a Flood.
09/21/16 The Bid Opportunities Page has been updated to contain a Request for Proposals on the Leasing of Craven County Owned Farm Land for Field Crop Production within the Craven County Industrial Park and property at the Craven County Judicial Center, term is for 3 years. Interested parties have until Friday, October 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm to submit a sealed proposal. Click here for the full Public Notice.
09/15/16 Social Services has posted a public service announcement video for the Embrace Recovery Rally.
08/01/16 North Carolina Emergency Management has released new preliminary flood maps for Craven County. Click here for more info.....
07/13/16 The Finance Department has posted the 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
07/07/16 Environmental Health has added information concerning the Zika virus to the Vector Management page.
06/23/16 The Human Resources Department has updated the Pay and Classification Plan for FY2016-2017.
06/21/16 The NBAMPO has posted a page dedicated to providing current information on existing and proposed projects within the New Bern Area MPO. Click here for the Projects page which does contain links to other information.
06/20/16 The Craven County 2016 - 2017 Budget Ordinance has been posted to the Finance Department page.
04/27/16 The Volunteer Boards Application has been updated on the Volunteer Boards page.
03/28/16 The Craven County Cost of Community Services Study delivered to the Board of Commissioners is now available in its entirety.
03/11/16 Craven County Water Department has published the 2015 Water Quality Report.
03/10/16 Craven County Health Department makes available its 2015 State of the County Health Report.
02/25/16 The Health Department has posted the 2016 Approved Abbreviations Manual.
02/18/16 The Tax Department has posted the 2016 Revaluation Notice.
01/14/16 The Volunteer Boards and Committees page has been updated with information on the Vacancies To Be Filled in 2016. Citizens interested in serving on Volunteer Boards may find specific information and any special requirements regarding a Volunteer Board on this page. The Volunteer Board Application can also be found on this page.
01/07/16 The Tax Department has posted the Builder Property Tax Exemption Application (NCDOR AV-65).
12/15/15 Environmental Health has posted the 2014-15 Environmental Health Annual Report.
12/10/15 The Health Department has posted the 2014 Craven County Community Health Assessment.
10/19/15 The Tax Department has posted the 2016 Schedules of Values, Standards and Rules (27MB, 424 pages)
09/03/15 The Department of Social Services and the Emergency Services Department have posted a Special Needs Registry Form on their respective pages.


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