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Welcome to Davidson!

If you are considering a move to Davidson, or have already made it here, welcome. Below you’ll find useful information and links to everything you need to get yourself established.

Davidson LibraryLibrary
The Davidson branch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library is located on the town green.
119 South Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
Phone: 704-416-4000
Manager: Ellen Giduz
Hours of Operation: Mondays: 1pm-7pm,  Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10am-7pm, Thursdays: Closed, Fridays and Saturdays: 10am-5pm

Media
Website for local news and information: DavidsonNews.net
Newspapers: The Charlotte Observer, The Herald Weekly and Lake Norman Citizen
Please sign up for our Town of Davdison eCrier to receive news and information via email.


Post OfficePost Office
99 Jackson Street
Davidson, NC 28036
Phone: 704-892-6279
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed


Tax Information
Since 2002, the Town of Davidson has contracted with Mecklenburg County to collect property taxes. To pay property and vehicle taxes you must visit or contact the Mecklenburg County Tax Office at:
Robert L. “Bob” Walton Plaza
700 E. Stonewall Street
Charlotte, NC 28202, or Email the tax office.
Phone: 704-336-4600
For more information, visit the Charmeck website.


Town Government

Civics 101
Learn more about our municipal government by attending Civics 101, a seven-week citizen’s academy designed to educate, inform and entertain residents interested in learning more about the functions of our town. This free program is open to Davidson residents and residents of Davidson’s extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) who are 18 and older. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss departmental functions and operations with town department heads, tour the fire and police departments, learn about town history from Davidson College’s archivist, and take part in a personalized question-and-answer session with the board of commissioners. For more information visit the Town Website.

Boards and Commissions
There are numerous boards and commissions on which citizens may serve including the Design Review Board, the Greenways, Bikeways and Trails Advisory Board, the Natural Assets Committee, the Public Art Commission, the Planning Board, and the Recreation advisory committee. For more information on these boards and commissions, as well as other boards and commissions with Davidson representation, please visit the Town Website.


Trash Collection & Recycling

For in-town residents:
Republic Services: 704-393-6900

The pick-up schedule is as follows:
Wednesdays: Curbside pick-up of trash, yard debris and recycling

For a roll-out garbage cart or recycling bin or to report service problems, call Republic Services at 704-393-6900.

For residents in the ETJ:
Ross Sanitation: 704-892-5859

Recycling
The following items may be recycled:
• Glass containers (without lids)
• Aluminum soft drink cans
• Tin or steel cans
• Newspapers and advertising supplements
• Magazines
• Plastic bottles (for soft drinks, milk, etc., codes 1,2,3,4,5,7)
• Liquor bottles (no tops)
• Spiral paper
• Cardboard boxes must be broken down and not larger than 3′x3’
• No paint or aerosol cans

Republic Services does not pick up recycling bins at condominium complexes or apartments, but materials can be dropped off in the bins located behind the Davidson Village Inn off Jackson and Depot Streets.

Other Recycling and Garbage Options
There is a Mecklenburg County Recycling Center on Highway 21, south of Huntersville, that will accept other trash and recyclables, such as:
• Cardboard
• Paper trash
• Construction materials
• Mattresses
• Paint cans
• Electronics
• Pesticides

The center is open Monday through Saturday from 7am – 4pm. You must separate your trash and place it in large metal containers at the recycling center. Note: Recycled mulch is also available for pick up at the site for a very reasonable cost. Get prices at the recycling center.


Utility Services

Cable/Internet/Phone
MI-Connection: 704-660-3840

Electricity
Duke Energy: 704-892-3338
Energy United: 800-522-3793

Natural Gas
PSNC Energy: 704-662-9460

Water & Sewer
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities: 704-336-2211


Schools/Colleges

Children living in Davidson are assigned to the public schools within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.  Children who reside in Davidson are assigned to Davidson Elementary, Bailey Middle and Hough High Schools.

Additional Educational Choices
Community School of Davidson: Charter school, K through high school.

Davidson College: Private college

Davidson Community Child Development Center:  18 months through Pre-K.

Davidson Day School: Private school – K through 12.

Davidson Green School:  Private school – K through 4.

Davidson Elementary School: Public school, K through 5.

Lake Norman Christian School: Private school, K through 12.

McKinney Academy: Private school, K through 5.

Pine Lake Preparatory: Charter school, K through 12.

Woodlawn School: Private school, K through 12.


Vehicle Registration

In the case of new residents, you must register your motor vehicle at the expiration of the time granted by reciprocity agreement between North Carolina and your prior state of residence (usually 30 days) or when gainful employment is accepted, whichever occurs first.

You must present a valid North Carolina Driver’s License or a North Carolina Identification Card to register a vehicle in North Carolina. Valid driver’s licenses from other states may be accepted for vehicle registrations with documentation of the following:
• Military active duty stationed in NC
• College enrollment in a NC school
• Vehicle garaged in NC for a minimum of 6 months
• Court-ordered sale of a vehicle; Vehicle is co-owned
• Registration for a motor home
• Documented medical condition

For information on how to get your North Carolina Driver License visit the Driver Service website or visit an office.

Closest DMV office is located in Mooresville:
125-3 North Main Street
Mooresville, NC 28115
Phone: 704-663-5472
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm


Voter Registration

If you have moved less than 30 days ago, you should vote at your old precinct. If you choose to vote, at your new location, you will have to use a paper provisional ballot; you will not be able to vote on the voting machine.

If you moved more than 30 days ago but didn’t get a new voter registration card, and don’t know where to vote you must change your address with the Board of Elections. You may go to your new precinct to vote. Contact the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections for more information.

Location:
714 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 202
Charlotte, NC 28204

Mailing Address:
PO Box 31788
Charlotte, NC 28231

Contact:
Phone: 704-336-2133
Fax: 704-343-0537


Places of Worship

Church of the Good Shepherd

Davidson Friends Meeting

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Davidson Presbyterian Church: 116 Depot Street, 704-892-4313

Davidson United Methodist Church

Gethsemane Baptist Church: 565 Jetton Street, 704-892-1635

Hopewell Baptist Church
Lake Forest – Davidson Davidson Elementary School (635 South Street) 704-948-3232

Life Fellowship

Reeves Temple AME Zion Church

River’s Edge Church

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

The Cove Church

Temple Kol Tikvah

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman

 

 

Other Resources

Charlotte Area Transit Authority:  704-336-RIDE

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce

Lake Norman Convention & Visitor’s Bureau