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Summary presentations of Unified Ordinance Revisions: 

Chapters 1-5 
Chapters 6-11

The Town of Elkin Utility Donation Fund is a voluntary assistance program funded by donations from Elkin utility customers and other individuals and organizations. The Town Staff and the Elkin Water Committee, will work together to provide emergency assistance for low-income families and people in crisis.  Only Town of Elkin residential utility customers who meet the Utility Donation Fund Ordinance requirements will receive assistance with their bills.  This assistance program is not available to customers of the Rhonda/ Jonesville Water/Sewer District.

Please click on the link provided if you'd like to learn how to contribute to the fund, or sign up for assistance (using this form). 


The Town of Elkin is in their final stages of implementing a Unified Development Ordinance and wants your input! The proposed drafts consist of Chapter 6-11. To provide your input, contact the Town Planner, Sarah Harris. (O) 336-28-8906 (E) sharris@elkinnc.org

Accepting comments for draft chapter’s 6-11:
Chapter 6  Landscaping, Open Space, Recreation
Chapter 7  Signs
Chapter 8  Nonconformities
Chapter 9  Administration
Chapter 10  Enforcement
Chapter 11  Definitions 

New transit information in included on the flyer along with links & times/dates of the YVEDDI meetings via ZOOM. Learn about the new Micro-Transit format to service the Elkin community.

Date: November 3rd, 2021.  
Time: Starting at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 pm. 

Click here! 
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Business NC Small Town article 
An article called Town Square: Elkin's Second Act was written by Bryan Mims and published in Business NC on March 1, 2020.  For a downloadable PDF of the story, click here. 

The Town of Elkin was recently awarded a grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.  The grant will fund additional awnings along  the perimeter of the farmers market shelter expanding coverage under roof, and helping to shade vendors and their produce during extreme heat and sun exposure during summer months. The awnings will also shade the west side of the shelter for evening events, as well as protect attendees from inclement weather.  Look for the project to be completed in time for the 2021 farmers market season, which begins mid-April.

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Here is the link to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HKWDD6K

Thank you for taking this brief survey about the Town of Elkin's current land use conditions. Your input will help Town staff understand their citizen's likes and dislikes, allowing them to develop a Land Use Plan and Unified Development Ordinance that seeks to address the needs of the community.

To get more involved with updating the Land Use Plan and Town Ordinances, apply for our Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will meet for the next 12 months having a more hands on role with the development of the Land Use Plan and Town Ordinances. We will meet 1-2 times a month with an overall time commitment of 8 hours a month. Applications are due to the Town Planner, Sarah Harris, by December 30, 2020. For more information contact Sarah at 336-258-8906 or via email at sharris@elkinnc.org.

For an application to be considered on the committee, click here

The State Board of Education has rated Elkin City Schools as 5th in the state for excellent schools.  To learn more, please click on this link to an article from September 2019.

The Town of Elkin recently completed the 2030 Comprehensive Master Plan for future planning and economic development.  If you are interested in viewing the plan or downloading a copy, please click here to access a copy.

April 23, 2020 - 

Elkin was recently selected as one of three NC Main Street communities to participate in the Main Street America Façade Improvement Grant Program made possible by a $746,900 grant from the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program, administered by the National Park Service Department of Interior. The Main Street Facade Improvement Grant Program will significantly expand the funds available for façade improvements in rural communities. In each of the four states selected, three Main Street community partners will receive grants for façade improvements in their downtown districts. It’s an honor for North Carolina and our town to be selected to participate in this program on a state and national level. The grants will be administered by Main Street America, who will work directly with the local property owners selected to receive the grants. Each town has a total of $46,000 available for future “shovel ready” improvements of contributing (or eligible to be contributing) properties listed on the Downtown Elkin Historic Register. Elkin’s Main Street Advisory Board will assist in the application process for the grants available between $5,000 and $25,000. A five-year preservation agreement is required for any grant less than $10,001; a five-year covenant agreement is required for grants $10,001 or above. The grants are designed for historic façade rehabilitation improvements, not for deferred general repair/maintenance-type work, and is intended for larger-scale projects costing over $7,500.00. Front facades are preferred unless the issues involve public safety or structural soundness. Visit our Main Street page under “grants” for information or contact Laura Gaylord, Main Street & Community Manager, at 336-258-8908 and/or email communitymanager@elkinnc.org.

February 2019:  Gorgeous photos of the Mountains-to-Sea trail compliment this articles about the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and highlights Elkin's downtown, which is directly on the path.  


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March 2018: Elkin's downtown was the location for NC MST's Annual Conference, which brought hundreds of visitors from all over the state and from places across the country.  The Elkin Valley Trails Association volunteers planned numerous events to experience in Elkin  and the region during the 3-day weekend each year.  The event was held in the beautiful Liberty banquet hall both times.  Elkin's Main Street is directly along the NC MST and downtown will soon offer ammenities for MST hikers in their visitor center. 


Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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