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Read the Mayor's letter to Cary citizens

Town of Cary services include:

Cary has numerous parks, greenway trails, and programs for athletics and cultural arts. Browse the Services and Publications section to learn more about each service the Town provides (a full listing is here).

Dial 911 for emergency police, fire or ambulance calls and 311 or (919) 469-4012 for situations not involving imminent threats to people or loss of property.

Water & Sewer Service
Call 311 or (919) 469-4050 to set up water, sewer, solid waste and recycling service. 

Solid Waste Collection
The Citizen Advocate who signs you up for water and sewer service will do the same for solid waste collection. The Town collects household garbage, yard trimmings, and recyclable materials. Find out your collection day and recycling week by using our online mapping tool, and review what is accepted as part of your curbside trash and recycling services.

For important information regarding pets, including rabies and the leash law, contact Animal Control at (919) 319-4517.

County Services

Cary residents have addresses in Wake County and in Chatham County, and are served by the county in which they reside.  Responsibilities of county government include the sheriff's department, health and social services, the landfill and library system in addition to funding for schools. Cary students attend Wake County Public Schools or Chatham County Schools based on their address.

Voter Registration
To register to vote, pick up a registration form at the Town Clerk's office on Town Hall campus, any driver's license office or your local public library. Forms go to the Wake County Board of Elections office in downtown Raleigh for Wake County residents; in Chatham County, forms go to the Chatham County Board of Elections in Pittsboro. 

Cary citizens elect a mayor and six Town Council members, four of whom represent districts. The chief administrator is the town manager, whom the council appoints.

State Services

Driver's Licenses and Vehicle Tags
See NC Division of Motor Vehicles requirements for those who have moved here from elsewhere in North Carolina or from out of state.

Electricity and Gas

Finding Your Way

The Maps and Directions page can help you get to Town Hall, parks and other Cary government locations. Maps Online has an extensive collection of geographic information about Cary.

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