Hendersonville is a vibrant mountain city where the government and citizens work together for a high quality of life.
The City of Hendersonville was incorporated January 7, 1847 and encompasses 7.6 square miles on a plateau about 2,200 feet above sea level. The City lies at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles north of Spartanburg and 22 miles south of Asheville on Interstate 26. You may view the City Charter here. You may learn more about the City's history here.
Elections are nonpartisan and Council Members serve staggered terms. The Mayor and four Council Members set policy. Their composition and qualifications are set forth in the charter and may be viewed here.
The City of Hendersonville adopted the Council-Manager form of government on December 9, 1993. The city has a full-time City Manager who handles the day-to-day operations of the City. If you have a complaint that is not resolved by speaking with the department head (as may be the case when your complaint involves a question of City policy or cases that eventually will be directed to the City Council), then contact the City Manager.
The City of Hendersonville provides full services to its residents including: water and wastewater, garbage and recycling pickup, fire protection, police protection, parks, street maintenance, street lighting, traffic lights, and more.
According to the State Demographer of the Office of State Budget and Management, the certified population estimate of the City is 16,115 (as of July 1, 2020).
Ad valorem taxes encompass the largest portion of the General Fund revenues. These are the most controllable revenues in the City budget. The FY21-22 tax rate is $0.52 cents per $100 of property valuation. The Main Street Municipal Service District pays an additional $0.24 cents per $100 of property valuation. The Seventh Avenue Municipal Service District pays an additional $0.17 cents per $100 of property valuation.
Please visit the City's budget dashboard provides an overview of City Council accomplishments and goals and the City's budget process and financial data.