Cabarrus County Profile

Cabarrus County Profile

Cabarrus County is organized by the County Manager form of government whereby a professional manager is accountable to elected officials. Cabarrus County is governed by a five–member Board of Commissioners, elected at large in countywide elections to serve four-year staggered terms.

The Board’s primary duties include: adopting an annual budget; establishing the annual property tax rate; setting policies, goals and objectives to direct the County’s growth and development; adopting and providing for ordinances, rules and regulations as necessary for the general welfare of County citizens; entering into written contractual or legal obligations on behalf of the County; and carrying out other responsibilities as set forth by North Carolina General Statutes. The Board also makes appointments to a number of advisory boards and committees.

The County Manager assists the Board of Commissioners in the pursuit of innovative economic, educational and quality-of-life initiatives; provides professional management of county government, ensuring the delivery of quality government services to a diverse and dynamic community; and provides sound policy proposals for their consideration and implements the policies they establish.

​Cabarrus County is home to approximately 175,000 residents. The county’s business community is diverse with a mix of small and large organizations in industries ranging from bioscience, motorsports, tourism, retail, and manufacturing.​​​​

There are seven long-range planning areas in Cabarrus County. Staff periodically reviews the planning documents for these areas to determine if development or trends in the Area necessitate updates. If updates are needed, staff coordinates intergovernmental review of the documents and gathers information through public input sessions.

Area Plans

Concord Area

Harrisburg Area

Midland Area

Kannapolis Area

Central Area

Northwest Area

Eastern Area

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