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NOW AVAILABLE:          Partial Payment Agreement for Property Taxes

Property Tax Payment Plans AvailableWill paying property tax in one lump payment put a strain on your budget? Do you owe property tax from a prior year?  Here’s help!

The Town of Mills River announces an OPPORTUNITY for taxpayers to complete Partial Payment Agreements and pay their taxes over the course of six (6) months.

Contact Town Hall at 124 Town Center Drive, or call 828-890-2901
for more information.


Notice of Opportunities

The Town of Mills River has the following vacancies on 
Committees or Boards at this time.

Finance Committee      1 seat                           


For more information on boards/committees, visit the
Committees tab above.

Applications for any volunteer advisory board or committee are available by clicking the "Volunteer" button at left,
or by contacting Town Hall.

The Town of Mills River in conjunction with the French Broad Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy have commissioned a feasibility study for a bike path to follow Highway 280 through the Town of Mills River.  

A draft plan incorporating public comment can be found here.

 The public may comment further by contacting Alta Planning and Design:

Blake Sanders |

Wade Walkers |


Incorporated in June, 2003, the Town of Mills River lies within minutes of Pisgah National Forest, 0Interstate 26, and Asheville Regional Airport.  Highways 280 and 191 serve as the major arteries and provide access to the nearby cities of Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard.  Mills River is 22 square miles in size, is home to approximately 6,892 residents, and has a rich history in agriculture.  The face of Mills River is changing with the evolution of horticultural, sod and horse farming.  

The Town provides fire protection by contract with Mills River Fire and Rescue, provides law enforcement by contract with the Henderson County Sheriff's Department, provides planning and zoning services to manage growth and development, and has an active program to install street lights at key intersections and along key routes throughout the Town. In June of 2012, The Town opened Phase I of development for the Mills River Park including a 0.4 acre multi-use trail, a dog park, picnic shelter, and playground.
The Park is located at 124 Town Center Drive.

Tax Rate:
Mills River is proud to offer its residents professional and caring government at a tax rate of $0.0224 per $100 of assessed valuation.  In addition, the Town collects taxes for Mills River Fire and Rescue at an additional $0.075 per $100 of valuation.  A low tax rate and minimal government is a goal Council strives to maintain.

Mills River Elementary and Glenn Marlow Elementary Schools serve the youth and offer a first-rate education.  These schools feed to Rugby Middle School and West Henderson High School.  Blue Ridge Community College is located outside the Town, but serves the residents of Mills River as an excellent source for college level and technical training classes.