Town Council & Staff


Town Office
1108 East 5th Street
Tabor City, NC 28463
910-653-3970 (fax)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30 am-noon

AI J. Leonard, Town Manager
Lora Merritt Thompson, Town Clerk
Diane B. Ward, Finance Clerk
Amy Fowler, Utility Clerk
Mike Richardson, Chief Building Inspector

Tabor City Fire Department

113 West 4th Street
Tabor City, NC 28463
9-1-1 for Emergency

Jeff Fowler, Fire Chief 910-653-4160

Tabor City Fire Substation (location)

6819 Swamp Fox Highway East
Tabor City, NC 28463

Tabor City Recreation Department

119 Lynwood Norris Street
Tabor City, NC 28463

Michael Jackson, Recreation Director

Tabor City Police Department

1108 East 5th Street
Tabor City, NC 28463
910-653-4889 (fax)
Facebook Page: Tabor City Police Department

Donald Dowless, Chief of Police
Russell Conway, Major
Crystal Edwards, Administrative Assistant

Department of Public Works

295 Industrial Park Road
Tabor City, NC 28463

Donald James, Director of Public Works


Mayor Royce Harper
Mayor Pro Tem Lamont Grate
Nelson Lee Councilman
David Mincey Councilman
Sam Rogers Councilman

The Tabor City Town Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Ritz Center.

North Carolina Visitor Center at Tabor City

301 East 5th Street
Tabor City, NC 28463
910-653-5969 (fax)

Dianne N. Ward, Promotions Director

Sewer Wastewater Management

US 702 Bypass

Stephanie Moore ORC

The Town of Tabor City supplies water and sewer services to residents of the town. To set up a Water/Sewer account visit Town Hall or call: 910-653-3458

Waste Management, Inc. is contracted by the Town of Tabor City to collect refuse. The fee for trash pick-up is included in the resident’s water bill. Refuse is collected on Friday of each week.


Carolyn Chestnut Chairman
Derrick Vereen
Roger Gore
Chris Soles
Mitchell Strickland
Dwayne Nobles
Patrick Milligan
Tommy Spivey
Mike Richardson Chief Building Inspector

The Tabor City Planning and Zoning Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at the Tabor City Town Hall.


Lannie Ford
Tonie Vereen
Diane Bellamy
Jonathan Cox
Kenny Stanley
Johnnie Jernigan

Local Historic Commission

Board Members
Stan Fowler
Sylvia Hughes
Wallace Clontz
Margaret Ann Dameron
Allison Burroughs