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.

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 electronically.  For more information, click on Other Information on the Main menu, then click on Utility Services.



Police Officer – The Town of Cleveland, pop. 882, is seeking an individual to fill the position of full-time Police Officer.   Possession of a NC Driver’s License and certified as a law enforcement officer in NC required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Applications are available at this link or at Cleveland Town Hall at 302 East Main Street and should be mailed along with a cover letter, personal history statement (F3) and resume to: Town of Cleveland, PO Box 429, Cleveland, NC 27013.  Position is open until filled.  The Town of Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401(k) plan and membership in the North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System.

Vehicle for Sale
The Town has a 2004 Chevrolet Impala for sale. It has 201,011 miles, new headlights, good tires, new catalytic converter, good transmission but motor is in poor condition - overheats and has leaking seals. Sold as is. Sealed bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. on December 11, 2017. The right is reserved to delete or "No Sale" the item. Item must be removed by the respective buyer within 10 business days.

Holiday Closings
Town Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 & 24, for Thanksgiving. For the Christmas holiday, Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 25, 26 & 27. Garbage pickup will be on Saturday on those holiday weeks.

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.