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Covid-19 Update: May 4th 2020
In order to minimize exposure to COVID-19, t
he City of Claremont, Catawba County & State of North Carolina are under a State of Emergency with provisions for social distancing, limits on gatherings and stay at home orders. The City, under North Carolina General Statue 143-318.13, will host electronic meetings while the "Stay at Home" order is in effect. Meetings will be hosted via Facebook Live and information provided below for citizen participation.

 To provide an opportunity for public comment, you may submit a public comment form on any agenda item or on any item not on the agenda via email to the City Clerk Wendy Helms at, or through e-comment on Facebook live. You may watch the meeting live-streamed online at

To offer another form of Public Comment for those who are not able to access electronics for the City Council meeting Monday May 4th, we will have a staff member at City Council Chambers to allow up to 9 people to come and phone in their comments during the public comment portion of the meeting. Citizens will be temperature checked upon entry and asked a set of screening questions about Covid-19.

Meeting Agenda

Public Comment Form


The Claremont City Council meets on the first Monday each month at 6:30 PM at the City Hall located at 3288 East Main Street. Council meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend to learn about the issues before the City Council. The City Council serves as the board of directors for the City of Claremont and adopts ordinances, rules, and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to protect the health, life, or property, or to preserve or promote the comfort, convenience, security, better government, or general welfare of the City and its residents and merchants. City Council adopts an Action Plan regularly.  This plan can be found in the document center.

City of Claremont Mission Statement

"A progressive city dedicated to preserving small town values while planning for the future. "

City Council Core Values:

      Effective local, regional and state partnerships

      Excellent and cost effective services including police, fire, rescue, and public works.

      Long term financial stability

      Planned growth and economic development

      Fiscal accountability

      Leisure and cultural activities

      Environmentally sensible practice
  Citizen Involvement


 City Council 2018
Elections for City Council are held on odd numbered years in the month of November. The City's elections are nonpartisan (no party affiliation) and plurality (popular vote wins and no run-off) with the Mayor and Council members serving four year staggered terms.

Qualifications for the offices of Mayor or Council include:
  • Resident of the City of Claremont
  • Registered to vote
  • US Citizen
  • 21 years of age
  • Not convicted of a felony
3288 East Main Street | P.O. Box 446 |  Claremont, NC 28610
Phone: 828-466-7255  |  Fax: 828-466-7185
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