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When you stop here, you're halfway there! Ideally situated on Interstate 95, Lumberton is known as the halfway point between New York and Florida. Just South of Lumberton's city limits at Exit 13, I-74, another major interstate, intersects I-95. In 2010, the NC Legislature designated Lumberton as THE FIRST Certified Retirement Community in NC. We offer all the assets that attract retirees – moderate c limate, affordable housing, excellent medical care, natural beauty, entertainment, historic and cultural attractions, recreation, nearness to the beach and mountains and great golf

The Mayor's Office

The Mayor is the chief elected official of the City of Lumberton. He is elected at-large for a four-year term. Four-year terms were first authorized by an Act of the North Carolina General Assembly in 1971. The next four mayoral elections are scheduled as follows: 2015, 2019, 2023 and 2027.

The Mayor is the presiding officer of the Lumberton City Council but does not vote, except in the case of a tie vote, and has no veto power. He appoints members to various municipal boards and commissions, issues special proclamations, meets with citizen groups and individuals, meets with business and industrial groups, and represents the City at various local, state, and national meetings. The Mayor also serves as the City's Chief Ambassador, meeting with visiting dignitaries and business representatives, and plays an important leadership role in the development of municipal policy.

The Mayor's position is part-time, although the responsibilities and authority are administered in a full-time capacity. The Mayor has no administrative staff, but is supported by staff in the City Manager's Office, City Attorney's Office and other departments as needed. His office is located at City Hall.

City Manager

The Lumberton City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of City Government. He is responsible for the coordination and management control for all the activities of City Government. The Manager as the administrative head of the City government implements policy set by City Council and sees that the laws of the City and State are properly followed.

The Deputy City Manager performs those activities required to assist the City Manager in managing the City operation. These duties include working with staff on a variety of projects, assist with policy development, project management and other duties that may be assigned by the City Manager.

The Assistant to the City Manager manages complex special projects and tasks assigned by the City Manager related to a broad range of topics and subjects. The Assistant to the City Manager assists the Mayor, City Council and City Attorney with special projects as needed.

The Administration Staff is also responsible for providing and coordinating the release of public information concerning City policies, projects and programs.

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Electric Utilities

The City of Lumberton is your local hometown electricity provider. Our mission is to provide quality, cost-effective services to all our customers. We are one of 48 of the nations more than 2000 public power utilities in the nation to earn Reliable Public Power (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The RP 3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, training and system improvement. The award was presented to the City of Lumberton in February 2007.

The Electric Utility Department provides numerous services. Some of these services include electrical installations and repair, electrical disconnects, tree trimming, tree removal, security lighting, and street lighting.

Emergency on-call personnel are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Normal office hours for the electric department are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. except for holidays. In case of a power outage please notify us at (910) 671-3865.


Emergency Services Department

The Emergency Services Department is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 500 North Cedar Street.

The City's Safety Division is housed in the Emergency Services Department.

The Emergency Services Department's 911 Center handles over 150,000 calls per year. Most of the calls for service involve police calls and fire/medical calls, but this center also handles calls during inclement weather, dispatches utility crews after hours and keeps the various City Departments in communication during an event or emergency.

Sometimes the calls for life and death, sometimes they are very mundane, but whatever they are, the 911 Center Staff are always ready.


Finance Department

The Finance Department is located on the second floor of City Hall. The Finance Director is the Chief Financial Officer of the City and supervises the Accounting and Purchasing divisions. The Accounting Division is staffed with five (5) persons as follows: City Accountant, Senior Accountant, Accountant, Accounts Payable Clerk, and Property Control Officer. The Purchasing Division is staffed by a Purchasing Agent and a Purchasing Clerk.


Fire Department

The Lumberton Fire Department's Central Station is located at 600 North Cedar Street adjacent to City Hall. Fire Department Divisions include Fire Administration and Fire Suppression . There are three other district fire stations located throughout the city:

  1. The Dunn Road Fire Station serves the residents of Southwest Lumberton.
  2. The Bailey Road Fire Station serves the residents of North Lumberton.
  3. The Eastern Fire Station serves the residents of East Lumberton.


Police Department

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of law enforcement service through a departmental philosophy of community-oriented problem-solving policing.

The Lumberton Police Department's headquarters is stationed in the Ed Glover Public Safety Building located at 1305 Godwin Avenue, Lumberton, NC 28358. Our focus is to enhance programs and services to ensure the protection of lives and property while promoting crime prevention awareness, identification and apprehension of offenders, maintaining public order and excellent community relations.

Our department is composed of 77 sworn and 13 non-sworn employees. Police Department Divisions are: Administration, Professional Standards/Internal Affairs, Investigative/Juvenile, Patrol and Training.

It is the Lumberton Police Department's mission to work hard and diligently to build strong, trusting relationships within all communities which we serve by reducing crime, fear of crime and neighborhood decay through proactive efforts.

Chief Michael McNeill

Lumberton Police Department 1305 Godwin Avenue Lumberton, NC 28358 (910) 671-3845


Public Services Department

Welcome to the City of Lumberton Public Services Department website. As a Public Power Community the City of Lumberton has created this department to oversee the proper billing and/or collection of city services and property taxes.

The Mission of the Public Services Department is to provide the citizens and visitors of this All American City with high-quality and professional service while recognizing the distinct needs of each individual. The department attempts to accomplish this mission in a fair and non-discriminatory manner.

As a Public Power Community revenue received from the sale of electricity is invested back into the operation of the municipal electric system which is owned by the citizens of our community. There are approximately 2,000 Public Power Communities throughout the United States that serve more than thirty-five million customers. Amongst the Public Power Communities are metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles California, Memphis Tennessee, and San Antonio Texas.


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Recreation Department

The Mission of the Lumberton Recreation Department is to provide, operate, supervise and maintain a system of parks, playgrounds, facilities, and programs as a public service for the benefit of community morals, happiness, and welfare.

The Lumberton Recreation Department is located in the Bill Sapp Center located at 1100 North Cedar Street.

Lumberton Parks and Recreation Department offers the residents of Lumberton many diverse recreational opportunities. Facilities range from small community play-lots to a large natural park filled with trails.

Operating hours for the main office are Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The gym inside the facility is available for open play most days between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Activity Centers are located throughout the city to include the Pine Street Activity Center which houses the majority of all Senior Citizen programs offered by the Lumberton Recreation Department and the Parkview Activity Center that mainly offers programs directed towards the youth. This facility offers a gym, pool tables, ping-pong tables, a weight room and activity rooms.

Lumberton Recreation Department also offers activities for the outdoorsman. Luther Britt Park, located in West Lumberton, offers two lakes, totaling 35 acres of water that allow for fishing, swimming and boating. Nature trails and picnic facilities are also available.

1100 North Cedar Street
Lumberton, North Carolina 28358
(910) 671-3869
(910) 671-3889 TDD
(910) 671-3969