Cleveland, NC has evolved from Indian trails and buffalo wallows, from wagon roads to paved streets and highways, from mainly agriculture to a mixture of agriculture and industry.

 Incorporated in 1883 as Third Creek Station and renamed Cleveland in 1887, this small town of approximately 900 is located in the western portion of Rowan County. Today one can sense a historical connection of family and culture as well as benefit from modern innovations, technology, and services.

Our area is served by highly-rated schools, services that make us self-sufficient, and businesses that offer employment and stability to the town. The town goal is to preserve the home-town flavor without sacrificing quality living. Take a look at us at the following links.

The Rowan Public Library has started a Cleveland Outreach Program in Cleveland.  Books are available for citizens to check out and bring back when finished reading.  Please limit 3 books per person.   A sign out book is provided.  A variety of books are available including children, youth, fiction and non-fiction.   The library is located beside Town Hall in the green building and is open from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm on days when Town Hall is open.

ONLINE BILL PAY - Water/sewer bills can be paid online.  For more information, click on Other Information on the Main Menu, then click on Utility Services. PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY IF YOU WANT TO PAY ONLINE BUT DO NOT WANT TO SIGN UP FOR ELECTRONIC BILLING.  Call Town Hall if you inadvertently signed up for e-billing and do not want to receive your bill electronically.  Paper bills are not mailed for e-billing accounts.

ELECTRONIC BILLING - You may sign up to receive your bills elecronically.  For more information, click on Other Information on the Main menu, then click on Utility Services.

EARLY VOTING AT CLEVELAND TOWN HALL - The Rowan County One-Stop Absentee Voting Site for the 2016 General Election will be open at Cleveland Town Hall at 302 East Main Street beginning Thursday, October 27, 2016. Hours will be 8:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday - Friday and 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th.  Voting will end at this location on Friday, November 4, 2016.

New Residential Recycling Program began October 2, 2015 -  This new program features roll-out carts that will be used for single-stream recycling which means no sorting of materials.  All recyclables go in the same cart.  Residents who wish to participate in the new roll-out cart program must call Town Hall (704-278-4777) to sign up for a cart to be delivered.  Recycle carts will be picked up the 1st and 3rd Fridays.  Have your cart out at the curb by 8:00 a.m.

Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Board:
The next regular meeting has been changed from Monday, October 31st, to Monday, October 24th, at 6 p.m. 

At the December 14, 2015 Board meeting, the following changes for the 2016 calendar year were approved:
  - January 11 meeting changed to January 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
  - February 8 meeting changed to February 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
  - November 14 meeting changed to November 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall will be closed on Friday, November 11, for Veteran's Day; Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, for Thanksgiving; Friday, Monday and Tuesday, December 23, 26 and 27 for Christmas; and Monday, January 2, for New Year's.