The Accounting Division of the Finance Department is located on the third floor of City Hall. The Finance Department is available to answer questions concerning the City's budget and other City financially-related matters.
The Purchasing Division of the Finance Department is located at the City's Public Services Complex 9th Ave. NE. For more information, visit their website.
Collection - (828) 323-7424
The Collections Division of the Finance Department is located on the second floor of City Hall. The Collections Division is available to receive payments for water and sewer bills, building permits, business licenses, leasing downtown parking spaces, and dumpsters and all other revenue collected by the City. The staff in Collections can answer questions relating to water and sewer taps, meter reading, bill inquiries and customer service.


The drive up window located beside City Hall is open from 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm Monday-Friday. The window is closed daily from 12:00pm-2:00pm. The drive up window accepts payments in cash, check, or money orders. A drop box is provided at the drive up window and is available 24 hours a day.


Independent Registered Municipal Advisor Certificate - July 1, 2015 By publicly posting the following written disclosure, Hickory, North Carolina intends that market participants receive and use it for purposes of the independent registered municipal advisor exemption to the SEC Municipal Advisor Rule. Hickory, North Carolina has retained an independent registered municipal advisor. Hickory, North Carolina is represented by and will rely on its municipal advisor FirstSouthwest to provide advice on proposals from financial services firms concerning the issuance of municipal securities and municipal financial products. The individuals with primary responsibility for advising Hickory, North Carolina on such matters are Janice Burke, Rick Petillo, and Steven Kantor. This certificate may be relied upon until June 30, 2018 or otherwise withdrawn by us.

76 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
Finance Office: (828) 323-7417

Collections Office: (828) 323-7424
Office Fax: (828) 323-7550


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