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 6.93 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.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Council/Manager: The City of Hendersonville adopted the Council-Manager form of government with the election of 1993. The City of Hendersonville has a full-time city manager who handles the day-to-day operations of the City. The council members serve staggered terms. The mayor and four council members set policy. 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 14,277 (as of July 1, 2019).
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.