City of Henderson, NC


Press Release 

Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a Public Notice when untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

The City of Henderson experienced heavy rainfall on April 13, 2019, and had a discharge of untreated wastewater.  The discharge was estimated 21,600 gallons at the Sandy Creek Pump Station, located at 482 Rock Mill Road, and was discharged into Sandy Creek, a part of the Tar Pamlico River Basin.  Two other spills occurred at Neathery Street (12,000 gallons) and Rockspring Street (6,000 gallons), which also are a part of the Tar Pamlico River Basin.  The City continues to work on ways to increase pumping capacity at the Sandy Creek Pump Station as well as reducing Infiltration/Inflow of the sanitary sewer system.  The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event on April 13, 2019, and is reviewing the matter.  For more information contact the City of Henderson Water Reclamation Facility at (252) 431-6080 or Joey Long, ORC at (252) 431-6030.


Police Department Citizen Survey 

Urban Homesteading Program Manual

Welcome to the City of Henderson

Located 40 minutes north of the capital city of Raleigh, Henderson, North Carolina is a rural town rich with history. The first settlers’ residence was built in what is now Henderson in 1785 by Samuel Reavis, Sr. Reavis called his farm “Lonesome Valley” which likely described the area at that time. Reavis’ son, Lewis Reavis, opened a store close to the stagecoach road in 1811 where he began to see an influx of settlers and the awakening of a city.

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Henderson Code of Ordinances

Small Cell Wireless Facility Ordinance

Ordinances Approved but not yet Codified:
Ord 18-02 Text Amendment Regarding Temporary Homeless Shelters
Ord 18-05 Amending City of Henderson Code of Ordinances Chapter 23 (Weed to Public Nuisances)
Ord 18-07 Text Amendment to Amend Article 400: Sign Ordinance
Ord 18-08 Amending Section 7-64 of the City Code Regarding Stop Signs to Create a Four Way Stop at the Intersection of E. Rockspring Street and Rowland Street
Ord 18-13 Extending the Corporate Limits of the City of Henderson North Carolina
Ord 18-14 Amending Article IV, Section 16-61 Sidewalks of the City Code and Adding Section 16-69 to Include Downtown Sidewalk Café Regulations
Ord 18-16 Establishing a No Parking Zone on Zeb Robinson Road
Ord 18-19 The FY 18-19 Annual Operating Budget, Establishing the 2018 Ad Valorem Property Tax Rate and Approving the Annual Fee Schedule
Ord 18-25 Amending Section 7-49 of the Henderson City Code Declaring Lone Street from Hamilton Street to Pearl Street and Young Street from Garnett Street to Chestnut Street “One-Way” Streets
Ord 18-26 Directing the Code Compliance Director to Remove/Demolish the Structure Herein Described as Hazardous to the Public Health, Safety and Welfare and Directing that a Notice be Placed Thereon that the same may not be Occupied (200 Parham Road)
Ord 18-28 Extending the Corporate Limits of the City of Henderson North Carolina
Ord 18-29 Amending Schedule of Streets Set Forth in the City Code, Section 7-66 Relating to Replacing Yield Signs Throughout the City Limits to Stop Signs
Ord 18-35 Amending City Code Chapter 12 Section Pertaining to Fire Inspections
Ord 18-36 Authorizing the Conversion of Two Parking Spaces on Winder Street to a Loading Zone
Ord 18-45 Authorizing a No Parking Zone for the West Side of the 200 Block of Garnett Street
Ord 18-47 Amending Chapter 5 Section 10-20 Pertaining to Noise Violations