In observance of Thanksgiving, several Cary services will be unavailable or modified on Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27. Facilities will remain closed, and curbside collection for Thursday will move one day later to Friday. GoCary will not operate on Thursday, but will resume normal operation schedule on Friday, November 27. Read more.

Disqualifying Factors

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There are disqualifying factors that make a person ineligible to participate in certain Town of Cary activities (e.g., Cary 101 and the Hometown Spirit Award). Disqualifying factors include being found guilty* of any of the following crimes:

Sex Offenses

  • All sex offenses, regardless of the amount of time since offense.


  • All felony offenses, regardless of the amount of time since offense.


  • All misdemeanors involving a minor (unless the applicant was also a minor), regardless of the amount of time since the offense.
  • All misdemeanor violence offenses within the past seven years.
  • All other misdemeanor offenses within the past five years or more than one offense in the past 10 years.

Pending Cases

  • Applicant must disclose if any of the above charges are pending at the time of application.


*Guilty means that a person was found guilty following a trial, entered a guilty plea, entered a no contest plea accompanied by a court finding of guilty, regardless of whether there was an adjudication of guilt (conviction) or a withholding of guilt. This does not apply if criminal charges resulted in acquittal, Nolle Prosse or dismissal.