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 4:00 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.


Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day.

Notice is hereby given that the fiscal year 2017-18 proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Commissioners.  The proposed budget is available for review at Town Hall. A public hearing to receive public comment will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

The following weeks will have garbage picked up on Saturday instead of Friday: the week of Memorial Day, July 4th week, Labor Day week, Thanksgiving and Christmas week.  The Saturday dates are June 3, July 8, September 9, November 25 and December 30. IF recycling pickup is scheduled during the above weeks, it will also be delayed until Saturday.

2017 Town Board Meeting Changes:
The regular monthly Board meeting times for the summer months, beginning May through September, will be changed from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The meeting for October will revert back to the regular time at 7:00 p.m.