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.


There will be a heavy trash pickup on Monday, April 17, 2017. Large items and electronics only. Nothing in garbage bags will be accepted.  See further information in the March/April 2017 newsletter.

The Town of Cleveland will hold an electronic auction of a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria vehicle beginning April 1, 2017 at 8:00 am and ending April 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm. Beginning April 1st, the website address to view and bid is or use the link on this website under Main Menu (top right of this screen). Item can be previewed Monday through Friday by appointment only by calling 704-278-4777. The right is reserved to delete or "no sale" any item. Terms of sale as stated on website. Item must be removed by the respective buyer within 10 business days from the time and date the auction ends.  (posted this 21st day of March, 2017)

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

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.