Animal Services

For safety of yourself and others, please do not bring animals into the health department


Response no later than 12-24 hours

Stray animal that is posing an IMMEDIATE threat to the public

Domesticated Animal during Business Hours:

(828) 371-2767

Non Business hours and holidays:

911 Dispatch: (828) 389-2256

Non Domesticated Animal call NC Wildlife:

(866) 318-2401

For an animal bite by an unknown animal (unaware of rabies vaccination by domestic animal or wildlife including bats, raccoons, fox, etc…):

  • Go to nearest emergency room



  • After hours bites will be handled by the emergency room technicians.


  • Follow up during business hours at above number


Response no later than 72 hours
Noise Complaint and Animal Welfare

Print out complaint affidavit and return to 345 Courthouse Drive with photo ID or fill out the affidavit at the same address. If you are unable to print, please come to the office to get a copy to complete.

Please bring ID as we have to have a copy.  This affidavit is a legal binding document.

Clay County Health Dept.

Phone: (828) 389-8052

Fax: (828) 389-8533


Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Clay County Dental Clinic


Phone: (828) 837-1397

Fax: (828) 837-1568


Monday -Thursday

7:30 AM -6:00 PM

(Closed Fridays)

Environmental Health

Phone: (828) 389-8326

345 Courthouse Drive

Hayesville, North Carolina 28904

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After Hours Reporting

After hours, please call dispatch for on call staff at 828-389-2260

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