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Faithful Families is 9 session program to help encourage healthy eating and physical activity in communities of faith, through classes and policy and environmental change. Each class includes a healthy cooking demonstration and recipe exchange.
Faith communities and/or health professionals interested in working in the faith community.
Call Taylor Davenport at 252-940-5093 or email Taylor Davenport.
Faithful Families is a free program at no cost to the community!
TIP offers testing to the community to help individuals receive free testing for HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C (criteria is required for Hepatitis C testing).
You....you should get tested! Many people are living with STDs and HIV because and don't even know it. Not all symptoms are easy to recognize. TIP offers free testing and if needed we will help with medical care/follow ups and referrals to local providers.
To apply for Food and Nutrition Services, you may come to the agency to apply or you may call 252-975-5500 and request for an application to be mailed to you. You also may apply online at ePass. View the Food-Nutrition-Services-Interview (PDF).
You can come to the Department of Social Services (DSS) to apply or you can fill out the Application for Health Coverage Medicaid (PDF) for Family and Children's Medicaid application, and mail it to" Beaufort Co. DSSP.O. Box 1358 Washington, NC 27889
What will I need to complete my application?
If any other information is needed a Caseworker from DSS will contact you.
View information on how to apply for Adult Medicaid.
Applications are taken during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Come to the agency during the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. You may also request assistance via the Medical Transportation Phone Line at 252-940-6052.
The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) serves individuals and families who are experiencing a heating or cooling related crisis. A household is in a crisis if it is currently experiencing or is in danger of experiencing a life-threatening or health-related emergency and sufficient, timely, and appropriate assistance is not available from any other source. Life-threatening is defined as a household which has no heating or cooling source or has a disconnect notice for their primary heating or cooling service and the health or well-being of a household member would be in danger of the heating or cooling crisis was not alleviated. Each household should be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if there is a heating or cooling crisis.
Applications are taken during the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Past due heating or cooling bill.
To be a foster parent, you must meet the following criteria:
To learn more about the steps and procedures about becoming a Foster Parent, please see Steps and Processes of Foster Home Licensing (PDF).
For more information on becoming a foster parent, please contact either Ian Bartholomew at 252-940-6028 or email Ian Bartholomew or call Brittany Spragley at 252-940-6023 or email Brittany Spragley.
Beaufort County Department of Social Services holds the responsibility for accepting reports of abuse, neglect, and dependency of children that have been abused, neglected, or exploited.
To make a CPS report: Citizens of Beaufort County should report suspected allegations to the agency during working hours 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday by calling 252-975-5500. The call will be directed to appropriate department.
After hours, weekend, and holiday reports can be made by calling the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Communications Center at 252-946-0101 to reach a social worker on call.
Beaufort County Department of Social Services holds the responsibility for accepting reports of abuse, neglect, and dependency of disabled adults that have been abused, neglected, or exploited.
To make an APS report: Citizens of Beaufort County should report suspected allegations to the agency during working hours 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday by calling 252-975-5500. The call will be directed to appropriate department.
After hours, weekend, and holiday reports can be made by calling the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Communications Center at 252-946-7111 to reach a social worker on call.
To receive CAP/DA services, you must live in Beaufort County and be:
Like many governmental entities, the Beaufort County Finance Department operates on an annual financial year which is distinct from the calendar year (January 1st to December 31st). Beaufort County's annual fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th. For example, Fiscal Year 2019 began on July 1, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2019.
Beaufort County employees are compensated twice a month. The pay period every month falls on the 15th of the month and the last day of the month. For more details regarding employee compensation, please contact the Human Resources Department at 252-946-0079.
Beaufort County currently has a A+ rating on general obligation bonds from Standard and Poor's, and a strong Aa3 Moody's Investors Service.
Yes, Beaufort County is audited by an independent external auditing firm on a yearly basis. You may view all of Beaufort County's published audits.
North Carolina General Statute 159 authorizes the County to invest in:
Beaufort County investment model focuses on low risk investments first and then liquidity of funds.
The dates of bond sales are determined by assessing cash flow needs of the Capital Improvement Program. The date of the bond sale is set by the Director of Finance in consultation with the Local Government Commission. The date of the next bond sale will be posted to the Finance Department page prior to the sale.
The previous ordinance was adopted in 1974 and did not accurately describe the current management of solid waste within Beaufort County. The new ordinance outlines current operations, provides guidance of disposal options, and includes enforcement actions.
Residents should not notice major changes in their handling of regular household solid waste. The notable changes in the ordinance are:
Yes. The ordinance details the assessment of annual solid waste fees which are included on all applicable tax bills throughout the county. Also, as a Beaufort County resident, you can use the County’s solid waste collection system. There are however certain provisions of the ordinance that are not enforceable by the County inside municipal limits unless the municipality has adopted the County’s ordinance.
An annual solid waste fee is billed to the owner of each inhabitable structural unit in the county. For example, a duplex would be assessed two annual solid waste fees. A ten-unit apartment building would be assessed ten solid waste fees.
The County pays the disposal fee for almost all of the household solid waste serviced by private collection services. Therefore, the annual solid waste fee may only be waived if you have a dumpster that is serviced by a front-load truck, and you are billed the disposal cost of the waste. Residents should contact the Beaufort County Tax Assessor’s Office in person at 220 North Market Street, Washington, NC 27889 or by phone at (252) 946-7981 to request the fee waiver. Tax Assessor personnel will conduct a visual inspection of the property to determine eligibility.
No. Burning of solid waste is prohibited by North Carolina law (15A NCAC 02D.1903).
An application can be found on the Solid Waste page of the County’s website. A completed application and a $40.00 license fee shall be submitted to the Beaufort County Public Works Solid Waste Division. If approved, decals will be mailed to the applicant to affix to the equipment being used for the collection of Beaufort County household solid waste.
Residents should first contact their Solid Waste Collector as it could have been missed by mistake or not picked up for another reason such as weather issues or holidays. If the situation is not resolved and continues, contact the Beaufort County Public Works Department – Solid Waste Division at 252-975-0720 Option 2 or Email Solid Waste.
No. Collection site use is limited to residential waste only.
No. If you are paid by others to collect and dispose of their solid waste, you are a Solid Waste Collector and must be licensed in accordance with the ordinance and you must carry waste directly to the transfer station.
The Beaufort County website is the best place to find current information regarding solid waste services. Signs are also at each location which detail operating hours and acceptable/unacceptable waste.
No. Certain items, such as electronic waste and scrap metal are only collected at certain sites. Please visit the Solid Waste page of the Beaufort County website for information related to what types of waste are accepted at each site.
No. Certain items, such as electronic waste and scrap metal are only collected at certain sites. Learn more about waste types accepted at each location.
Effective means shall be any method to properly prevent blowing or spilling of materials from a vehicle. Straps or ropes may be appropriate for larger items, but a tarp may be needed to cover a load of smaller items.
Yes, if the operator of the vehicle cannot be identified. The owner or operator of a vehicle used in the process of littering or illegal dumping may be issued a violation.
Waste can be searched for the owner’s name and address with those identified held as responsible for the illegal action of dumping. The owner or operator of a vehicle used in the process of littering or illegal dumping can also be held responsible for the violation.
Recycling collection is offered for electronics, scrap metals, white goods, used motor oil, yard waste, and corrugated cardboard at collection sites. Currently recycling services are not offered for plastics, aluminum or steels cans, or glass bottles. Beaufort County encourages its residents to find alternate recycling options for these items.
Scrap tire collection is offered at the Beaufort County Landfill located at 1342 Hawkins Beach Rd, Washington, NC 27889. Learn more about regulations and restrictions regarding scrap tire disposal and hours of operation.
No, salvaging is strictly prohibited.
If you are a resident disposing of yard waste that came from your yard, no. If you are performing cleanup services for hire, you must pay the current posted disposal rate.
The ordinance may be enforced by the Beaufort County Public Works Solid Waste Division, the Beaufort County Health Department, or the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
Littering along roadways can be reported by submitting a NCDOT Swat-A-Litterbug report or calling 1-800-331-5864. Illegal dumping can be reported to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at 252-946-7111 or to by Emailing the Beaufort County Public Works Solid Waste Division.
Penalties can include revocation of use of the County Solid Waste system, payment of clean-up costs, repairs, etc., and potential civil and/or criminal penalties.
Contact the Beaufort County Public Works Department – Solid Waste Division at 252-975-0720 Option 2 or Email Solid Waste.
If your water usage is high:
The Beaufort County Water Department installs water meters with a PVC stub out for plumbing connection. If the leak is found from the PVC stub out to the house, then it is the customer's responsible to repair it. If the leak is found in the meter box or back towards the water main, then the Water Department is responsible for repairs.
One adjustment is allowed in a 36-month period. The Beaufort County Water Department must be notified of the leak before the due date of the bill that reflects the leak.
Provide the Water Department with information regarding the repair of the leak. We need a description of the leak including location and the date it was repaired. Once your usage returns to normal, up to two months of bills may be adjusted. You will still be responsible for a portion of the cost of water based on the average of your past bills. You may present the above listed information in person at the Water Department office or mail information to:132 W 2nd StreetWashington, NC 27889