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(All City meetings are open to the public)


Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

The purpose of the meeting is for City Council to consider an amendment to the FY 2020-2021 budget.



 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.

Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall

Citizens are invited to attend the meeting or you may join the meeting via Zoom or

on Spectrum Channel 193 beginning at 5:15 p.m.




Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a public meeting Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street to hear the following items:

A Rezoning Request – Amendment to the Roanoke Rapids Zoning Map to rezone Halifax County Parcels 1200528 (2.5 +/- acres), 1202044 (6.5 +/- acres), 1200186 (6.5+/- acres) and 1201123 (6.5 +/- acres) from R-40 Residential District to B-4 Commercial District. These properties total 21.8 +/- acres with approximately 870 feet of frontage on the western right-of-way of NC Highway 125 and 600 feet of frontage on the southern right-of-way of American Legion Road.

Any resident or property owner in the city’s zoning jurisdiction may submit written statements concerning this matter. Please include your name and address on all written statements and submit to City Clerk Traci Storey at least two business days prior to the City Council meeting (deadline of 12 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020). After this deadline, citizens are encouraged to attend the public hearing to present comments.

Related information is available for public inspection in the Planning and Development office at the J. Reuben Daniel City Hall, 1040 Roanoke Avenue. Any persons, firms, organizations or corporations interested in this matter are urged to attend the meeting.

The City of Roanoke Rapids will provide reasonable accommodations and services for any qualified disabled person interested in attending the meeting. To request the above you may call the Planning and Development Office at (252) 533-2844 no later than three (3) days prior to the date of the meeting.




 Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The City of Roanoke Rapids remains committed to providing all essential services to our citizens while keeping our staff and the public safe. We are putting safety measures in place to help ensure the public feels comfortable making business transactions in City Hall. We encourage everyone to practice the 3 W’s (Wear a face covering, Wait at least 6 feet from others and Wash your hands often or use sanitizer).

Members of the public may still conduct business with the City of Roanoke Rapids by phone at (252) 533-2800 or online at www.roanokerapidsnc.com. A collection drop-box is available in the foyer of City Hall for payments by check-only (please do not include cash). For immediate concerns, please call the intended department phone number listed so we may work with you on a solution for your operational needs.

The Magistrate’s office remains open for business with public access.

Below is a list of helpful phone numbers for those seeking to contact city staff. In case of emergency, please dial 9-1-1. 

• Directory/Switchboard: (252) 533-2800
• City Manager: (252)533-2840
• Public Works: (252) 533-2846
• Planning & Development: (252) 533-2844
• Parks & Recreation: (252) 533-2847
• Police (non-emergency): (252) 533-2810
• Fire Department (non-emergency): Station 1 (252) 533-2880; Station 2 (252) 573-9032
• Finance: (252) 533-2841
• Human Resources: (252) 533-2845
• Main Street: (252) 533-2838


The City of Roanoke Rapids has two recycling container sites. One is at the Public Works facility located at 1313 Hinson Street and the other is located at the Aquatic Center at TJ Davis Recreation at 500 E. 6th Street.  The public will have 24-hour access to these facilities for combined recyclable materials.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (252) 533-2846.



Contact Traci Storey, City Clerk, at 533-2840 for committee information.

  • Beautification Committee
  • Historic Preservation Advisory Committee
  • Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ Members)

Leaf Collection Notification

  • Leaf Collection Notifications

      We have started collecting loose leaves in the alleys. Alleys are only collected once during the season. Also, we are still collecting loose leaves on the street front. Reminder that loose leaf season ends at the end of February.       Crews work a daily assigned route and cannot take special requests or...

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