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Smithfield offers an abundance of civic, social, and religious organizations which allow for direct and positive involvement by citizens of all ages, including visitors.

The Town of Smithfield operates under the council-manager form of government. The town council consists of eight members, including the mayor and meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Town Hall at 350 E. Market Street. Four council members are elected from specific geographical districts and three are elected at-large. All voting is non partisan. The Town of Smithfield operates its own utilities, public works, police and emergency services departments.


Council members hold policy making and legislative authority and are responsible for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing Board and Commission members, the Town Manager and Town Attorney. The Town Manager is responsible for implementing and enforcing policies and ordinance of the Town Council and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government.

Town of Smithfield
Michael Scott, Town Manager
350 E. Market St.
Smithfield, NC 27577



Fire and Emergency Services Department provides fire prevention, emergency operations and EMS services to town residents. The Fire Department is located at 111 S. Fourth Street, Non-Emergecy Phone: 919-934-0696. Emergency Medical Services is located at 109 S. Fourth Street, Non-Emergency Phone: 919-934-2753. For all emergencies, please call 911.

The department provides the following public services:

Fire Prevention

  • Fire prevention inspections
  • Pre-fire planning
  • Construction plans review
  • Public fire education
  • Fire alarm systems test
  • Evacuation & emergency planning
  • Fire/Arson Investigations

Emergency Operations

  • Fire suppression
  • Rescue & extrication
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • High Level Rescue
  • Water Rescue

EMS Division

  • Paramedic Level Car Accident / Injury Prevention Education
  • Advanced Life Support Transport

Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational activities, athletic and non-athletic, for pre-schoolers through senior years. It is located on Buffalo Road near Smithfield Community Park. Phone: 919-934-2148.

Planning Department, located in the Town Hall, includes three Divisions: Planning, Zoning, and Inspections. Planning provides staffing support to a number of standing citizen advisory boards and commissions and to citizen committees that are formed to consider special projects. All building permits and inspections for the Town of Smithfield are processed by the County. Contact Johnston County Building Inspections for more information.

Police Department is located at 110 S. Fifth Street. Phone: 919-934-0223. The department provides police services within the corporate limits of Smithfield and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Public Utilities Department is located in the Smithfield Operation Center, 230 Hospital Road. The phone number is 919-934-1688. The department provides electric, water and sewer services. area lighting, meter reading and customer billing to city residents.

Public Works Department is located in the Smithfield Operations Center, 230 Hospital Road. Phone: 919-934-2545.

Sanitation Division
Phone: 919-989-6570
a. Household waste collection & disposal
b. Recyclable collection & disposal

Street Division
Phone: 919-989-6570
a. Yard waste & tree debris collection & mulch disposal
b. Furniture and Appliance collection & disposal
c. Animal carcass pickup and disposal

Appearance Division
Phone: 919-934-2580
a. Design, installation and maintenance of buildings & grounds
b. Landscape and building maintenance contractual services
c. Street signage and markings
d. Lot sales and grave openings and closings – funeral arrangements
e. Maintenance of cemeteries and mausoleum
f. Town Surplus

Drainage Division
Phone: 919-934-1269
a. Mosquito Control
b. Ditch cleaning and drainage issues
c. Plan review for new development
d. Asphalt maintenance and repair
e. Sidewalk maintenance and repair
f. Resurfacing contract and pothole repair.
g. Utility cuts and permits

Fleet Maintenance Division
Phone: 919-934-1811
a. Vehicle and Equipment maintenance
b. Preventive maintenance contracts


235-A East Market Street
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577

tel 919.989.8687  |  fax 919.989.6295
toll free 1.800.441.7829


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