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    Emery G. Doughtie, Mayor; Suetta S. Scarbrough, District 1 Councilwoman; Sandra W. Bryant, District 2 Councilwoman; Ernest Bobbit, District 1 Councilmember; Carl Ferebee, District 3 Councilmember; Wayne Smith, district 2 Councilmember
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  • Roanoke Rapids Fire Department

    Protecting an area of seven square miles, the department is comprised of two stations with 32 personnel
  • Public Works

    39 full time employees dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the infrastructures and appearances of Roanoke Rapids.
  • Parks & Recreation

    Serving the community by providing a well-rounded program of activities for all ages
  • Main Street Development

    Nestled near pristine lakes and the mighty Roanoke River, Historic Roanoke Rapids blends...


(All City meetings are open to the public)

 City Council Meeting

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.

Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall

Citizens are invited to attend the meeting or you may join the meeting via Zoom.

If you have not used Zoom before, we encourage you to download the application from their website at https://zoom.us/ prior to the meeting.  There is no cost associated with the software or to attend the meeting.  

The link to join the webinar will be available soon.

Watch the meeting on television

We will live broadcast our meeting on Spectrum channel 193 beginning at 5:15 PM



City Hall re-opened to the public on Monday, June 22, 2020 with its regular business hours.

 Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The City of Roanoke Rapids remains committed to providing all essential services to our citizens while keeping our staff and the public safe. We are putting safety measures in place to help ensure the public feels comfortable making business transactions in City Hall. We encourage everyone to practice the 3 W’s (Wear a face covering, Wait at least 6 feet from others and Wash your hands often or use sanitizer).

Members of the public may still conduct business with the City of Roanoke Rapids by phone at (252) 533-2800 or online at www.roanokerapidsnc.com. A collection drop-box is available in the foyer of City Hall for payments by check-only (please do not include cash). For immediate concerns, please call the intended department phone number listed so we may work with you on a solution for your operational needs.

The Magistrate’s office remains open for business with public access.

Below is a list of helpful phone numbers for those seeking to contact city staff. In case of emergency, please dial 9-1-1. 

• Directory/Switchboard: (252) 533-2800
• City Manager: (252)533-2840
• Public Works: (252) 533-2846
• Planning & Development: (252) 533-2844
• Parks & Recreation: (252) 533-2847
• Police (non-emergency): (252) 533-2810
• Fire Department (non-emergency): Station 1 (252) 533-2880; Station 2 (252) 573-9032
• Finance: (252) 533-2841
• Human Resources: (252) 533-2845
• Main Street: (252) 533-2838


The City of Roanoke Rapids has two recycling container sites. One is at the Public Works facility located at 1313 Hinson Street and the other is located at the Aquatic Center at TJ Davis Recreation at 500 E. 6th Street.  The public will have 24-hour access to these facilities for combined recyclable materials.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (252) 533-2846.



Contact Traci Storey, City Clerk, at 533-2840 for committee information.

  • Beautification Committee
  • Historic Preservation Advisory Committee
  • Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ Members)
  • Roanoke Canal Commission

Leaf Collection Notification

  • Leaf Collection Notifications

      We have started collecting loose leaves in the alleys. Alleys are only collected once during the season. Also, we are still collecting loose leaves on the street front. Reminder that loose leaf season ends at the end of February.       Crews work a daily assigned route and cannot take special requests or...

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