Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the population of Craven County?

A. Approximately 104,147.

Q. What is the current tax rate?

A. The tax rate for FY 2013-2014 is $.4675 per $100 valuation.

Q. What is the County's operating budget?

A. The general fund budget for FY 2013-2014 is $97,976,042.

Q. When are the solid waste convenience centers open?

A. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7:00am - 6:30pm; Sunday 1:00pm - 6:30pm

Q. How can I find out the collection day for trash and recycling?

A. Visit the Solid Waste & Recycling web page.

Q. Where can I buy garbage stickers?

A. Visit the Solid Waste & Recycling web page.

Q. How do I register to vote?

A. Visit the Board of Elections web page.

Q. How can I get a building permit?

A. Visit the Planning and Inspections web page.

Q. Where can I get a birth or death certificate copy or a marriage license?

A. Visit the Register of Deeds web page.

Q. How do I get a business license?

A. Craven County does not issue business licenses; however, the Craven County Tax Department should be contacted concerning business tax status.

Q. Where can I get a passport?

A. Passport applications can be made at the main U.S. Post Office at 1851 S. Glenburnie Road, New Bern.


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