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2019/20 Permits are here!

As we all know summer is almost here and most of us are gearing up the golf carts. Stopping by City Hall to renew your permit has become a part of the ritual. The permits we have had for a few years now are all one color and our Officers find it difficult to read them. Due to these concerns, we have decided to implement a new process.

            Our new permits will be a solid color and due June of every year, when the color will change, similar to vehicle registration stickers. This will allow the Officers to observe compliance with ease.

            For residents whose permits are not due in June, the rate will be prorated for you. If you have already renewed, a new decal is still needed. Please come by City Hall before the end of June 2019 to renew your registration and/or pick up your new decal. The regulations and fees remain the same and may be found on the City’s schedule of fees at under the resident’s page.

Please call City Hall at 828-749-2581 with any questions.

Operation Medicine Drop

Saluda Police Department has joined many other agencies in the area in the fight against prescription drug abuse. You can help protect your family, community and environment by bringing your unused prescription or over the counter medications to the new drop box located inside the Police Department. Items accepted are pills, capsules, patches, gels, powders, ointments, syrups and liquids, medication samples, medications for pets, vitamins and sharps. If possible keep drugs in original containers or sealed plastic bags. To ensure privacy, peel off or mark out label. Please note: Thermometers, IV bags, Hydrogen Peroxide, empty Containers, Inhalers, infectious waste and personal care items will NOT be accepted.


Other drop boxes are located at:

Polk Countys Sheriff's Department

Columbus Police Department

Tryon Police Department

Lake Lure Police Department

McCreery Park Update-02/28/2018

"We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." -George Benard Shaw



McCreery Park is a hub of activity, recreation and entertainment nestled at the center of Main Street Saluda. The Board of Commissioners and the Parks Committee are excited to reinvent McCreery Park and have a Master Plan dedicated to accomplishing the task. The Plan sets the stage for McCreery Park to serve Saluda residents and visitors for years to come. It provides a wealth of opportunities for recreation and entertainment. The Plan includes all new playground equipment designed for kids of any age. ADA accessible walks allow everyone to enjoy the Park. A new bathroom, lawn area, patio, picnic tables, benches, and other site amenities ensure every resident and visitor can find something to love.

Reinventing the Park requires planning, hard work, and funding. The Parks Committee, the Board of Commissioners, and many individuals have already contributed to the Park. The City is also pursuing a grant through PARTF with the state of North Carolina. Every contribution is valuable.

Please consider this post as a personal invitation to make a monetary contribution to McCreery Park. Of course, any amount you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Clark Thompson, owner of The Historic Thompson Store and Ward’s Grill building, has generously offered to match your donations up to $25,000. There is no better time to give than right now!
Your donations are tax deductible. The City of Saluda will provide a donation receipt for your tax records. Monetary donations payable to the City of Saluda and marked “McCreery Park” can be sent to City Hall at the address below. Thank you for your support of McCreery Park. Please do not hesitate to contact City Hall if you have any questions or comments

City of Saluda 
PO BOX 248
Saluda NC 28773

Current Openings:

Sorry, there are no openings at this time.

The Isothermal Planning & Development Commission was awarded a planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to develop a regional comprehensive bicycle transportation plan. The purpose of this plan is to identify opportunities and constraints for bicycling in the Isothermal region, and to establish recommendations for improvement.

The Isothermal Regional Bicycle Plan covers Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in North Carolina.

Please take a moment to participate in survey.

Fats, Oils, and Grease Information

Fats, oils and grease do not belong in the sewer or your septic tank.  While pouring hot water and detergent into the drain along with your grease may allow it to pass into your line, the grease will re-form into a solid lump as it cools, blocking either your home’s sewer pipes or the main sewer system, or your septic tank.

  • Never pour fats, oils and grease down the sink or garbage disposal.

  • Before washing, scrape and dry wipe pots, pans, and dishes with a paper towel and dispose of them in the trash—mixing these with absorbent waste such as paper towels, kitty litter, coffee grounds or shredded newspaper will help prevent leakage from trash bags.

Fats, oils and grease do not belong in the sewer or your septic tank.  While pouring hot water and detergent into the drain along with your grease may allow it to pass into your line, the grease will re-form into a solid lump as it cools, blocking either your home’s sewer pipes or the main sewer system, or your septic tank.

Blockages in the main sewer line can lead to spills which are hazardous to our health and to the environment.  Removal of grease blockages and the cleanup associated with sewage spills is very expensive and may result in liability and property damages.

Blockages in your own sewer line or septic tank can lead to wastewater backing up into your home or business, spilling out onto the streets and even finding its way into storm drains.  The property owner will either need to perform do-it-yourself maintenance, or to hire a plumber to clear the blockage.  Cleanup can be expensive for homeowners and even more so for businesses, which can also be subject to fines and closures.

Before attempting to unblock clogged sewer lines, we request that you notify us in advance.  Often, a grease ball is cleared from a property owner’s pipe system only to move out into the street and cause a clog in the main sewer system.  Such a clog can result in a sewage spill from a manhole.

Attention Residents:

Saluda Board of Commissioners have initiated a local occupancy tax for all lodgings, short term vacation rentals, B&Bs and inns. Please refer to attached form for questions.

Thank you to the Polk County Community Foundation for funding the new Supernova at McCreery Park!

The Parks Committee will hold meetings on the third (3rd) Mondays of the following months: January, May, August and November of 2020 at 6:30pm in the upstairs room of City Hall.

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