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In order to assist customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the NC Governor’s Executive Orders 124 and 142, The City of Hamlet is extending payment plans to customers with outstanding balances that accrued between March 31st and July 29th of 2020. The following provisions will apply:

• Payment arrangements will consists of equal payments over a 6 month period and will reflect on   your monthly bills. Installments will have the same due dates as current bills.
• No late fees will be assessed on any balances accrued during this time frame.
• Normal charges and collection practices will resume on any current balances accrued after July   29th.
• Failure to make installment payments will result in disconnection of service.
• Please note that failure to receive bill in the mail does not excuse payment.
• Payment arrangements must be paid in full by February 20, 2021.

In an effort to make it more convenient for our customers, you will automatically be placed on this payment plan and therefore, no action is needed on your part. Although equal payments have been established, customers may pay more than the minimum amount due.
  • Welcome from the City Manager Welcome from the Mayor and City Council We would like to personally extend a heartfelt welcome to you from the City of Hamlet. We trust that you will enjoy your web visit and highly encourage you to come and see our community in person. Hamlet is truly a small town with a big heart. Small town charm, simple pleasures, serene living and community pride are just a few of the many attributes of the City of Hamlet. Whether it's at Rockingham Dragway: the "Hardest Working Dragstrip in the Southeast," or celebrating Hamlet's railroad history at the Historic Hamlet Depot & Museum, the National Railroad Museum, or the Annual Seaboard Festival and the historic downtown area, Hamlet has something for everyone. This is a wonderful community to live, work, and play. Come and enjoy our All-American City.
  • Hamlet Depot Hamlet Depot Located in the only Victorian Queen Anne train station in North Carolina, the Hamlet Depot serves as an active passenger depot as well as home to the Hamlet Depot & Museums. The hands on exhibits, visual displays, and interactive consoles encourage both young and old alike to explore the history of the Seaboard Railroad and Hamlet. From our Oral Histories to our Model Railroad to the Tornado Locomotive Replica, the Hamlet Depot & Museums offer something fun for everyone!
  • All America City All America City If you are looking for a place to locate your home or business, we think you will be impressed with our community. We proved that Hamlet is a special place by winning the “All American City” award for 1990 Welcome to our community!
  • Tornado Building Tornado Building The Tornado Building is part of the Hamlet Depot & Musem. It houses a replica of a Tornado Locomotive.
  • Hamlet Public Library Hamlet Public Library Hamlet is a community of readers. This is evident by the support the library receives from the citizens and local government. Hamlet is proud of the fact that twenty-five years after its charter was granted, the first library was established. From its humble beginning of a few books, its growth has required several expansions.
  • Hub Of the Seaboard Hub Of the Seaboard Founded in 1897 at the crossing of two tracks, Hamlet functioned as division headquarters for the Seaboard Airline Railroad. Upwards of 30 passenger trains daily passed through Hamlet. Downtown boomed with travelers and workers of the railroad. Hotels, shops, and restaurants served this thriving community.
  • South Hamlet South Hamlet Spring time flowers by the sign in South Hamlet.
  • Birthplace of John Coltrane Birthplace of John Coltrane Proud birth place of jazz great John Coltrane. Local businessmen have worked to renovate the location of his birth.
  • July 4th Celebration July 4th Celebration The City of Hamlet hosts the Annual Fireworks Display Show for the citizens of Hamlet as well as others. The fireworks are shot from the Hamlet Fairgrounds and may be viewed at a number of locations.


City Council Meeting
Event Date(s):
October 13, 2020

The Hamlet City Council will meet on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM... READ MORE→

City Council Meeting
Event Date(s):
November 10, 2020

The Hamlet City Council will meet on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM... READ MORE→


News & Notices

Public Hearing
September 22, 2020

Carroll Blakely and Cynda Blakely have filed a rezoning petition for 103 and 105 Gin Mill Rd.... READ MORE→

Council Minutes
August 18, 2020

Minutes for the July 14, 2020 meeting of the Hamlet City Council are now available online... READ MORE→

Council Meeting Public Comments
July 20, 2020

Anyone wishing to phone in during the Public Comments Section of the Council Meeting should contact City Clerk Gail Strickland at 910-582-2651, ext. 8, by noon on the Monday prior to the meeting to obtain instructions.... READ MORE→