Downtown Plan: The Town Board is committed to revitalizing our downtown area! We are in the process of developing a comprehensive plan that focuses on enhancing the vibrancy and charm of our town center. From attracting new businesses to improving public spaces, we are dedicated to creating a thriving hub for our community. We expect this plan completed sometime in late February or early March and will unveil it to the public at that time. 

Scaling Local Government: As our population continues to grow, so does the responsibility of our local government. The Town Board recognizes this and is actively working on scaling our services and resources to meet the needs of our residents. We strive to provide efficient and effective governance while maintaining the small-town charm that makes Stem so special. 

Future Plans for a Town Hall: The Town Board is actively exploring the development of a larger Town Hall facility. This future space will serve as a central hub for community engagement, hosting town meetings, events, and providing essential services to all residents. We hope to have concrete plans to present to the public by the end of 2024. 

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve this wonderful community, and we are committed to making Stem an even better place to live, work, and play. Together, let’s build a brighter future for our town!  #StemCommissionsRetreat #2024Priorities #BuildingOurFuture #CommunityFirst

Attention Students and Parents:
For those in need of Wi Fi access the Town of Stem has set up a guest profile for use and is available 24×7 and is reachable outside the Stem Town Hall for students to download and upload assignments. The network name and password are posted on the bulletin board in front of Town Hall.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic the Town of Stem has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Christmas parade. When making this decision, the safety of our residents was our first and foremost concern. We hope to see you at future events, when it is once again safe to gather in large crowds. We will have a virtual visit with Santa and a Christmas Decoration Contest in place of this year’s parade, so stay tuned to our page for more details.

Halloween is coming soon and the CDC has provided guidance for safer Halloween celebrations. While the Town does not plan to cancel trick or treating at this time, we ask our citizens to use their best judgement.
If you plan to take your children trick or treating, maintain social distancing, wear a mask and don’t approach houses without porch lights turned on.
If you are passing out candy, make sure your house is well lit, keep hand sanitizer close by and consider pre-packaging individual treat bags.
Additionally, check out the CDCs guidance below and stay safe!…/daily-life-coping/holidays.html…

The proposed FY 2018-2019 Budget for the Town of Stem has been presented to the Mayor and Board of Commissioners and is available at for review. The Stem Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the Regular Town Hall meeting on Monday June 18, 2018 at 7PM The meeting will be held at the Stem Town Hall and will be held at the beginning of the regular meeting. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear comments on the proposed 2018-19 budget from the public. If you have any question please send to

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Public Hearing

The Town of Stem Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, February 20, 2017 will hold public hearings at 7:00 PM at the Stem Town Hall, 102 W Tally Ho Rd, Stem NC 27581, to consider the application of Mallard Homes, Inc., seeking to rezone an approximately 16.795 acre parcel of land located generally along Gooch Street in the Town of Stem (PIN No, 0088913026714) from the Residential Zoning District to a new Conditional Zoning District to allow the development of approximately 39 single family residential lots.

Any interested citizen is invited to attend. For additional information or public examination of proposed change, contact Michael Conti, Zoning Administrator, PO Box 88, Stem NC 27581-0088, email: or call: (919) 672-1919 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.



Granville County tax revaluation for 2018 has begun. Appraisers will be doing site visits at all Granville County properties. These site visits include all properties located in the city limits of Butner, Creedmoor, Oxford, Stem and Stovall as well as in the county. Appraisers, both male and female, will be driving up to and walking around all properties and taking pictures. The appraisers will place a door hanger on your door to let you know they visited your property.

How can appraisers be identified? Appraisers have magnetic signs on their vehicles that say “Granville Revaluation” and wear a badge with a picture that identifies them as “Granville County Contractors.” Appraisers will be carrying clipboards, cameras, measuring tapes or wheeled measuring sticks. If you have any questions, please call the Granville County Tax Office at 919-693-4181.

Debra A. Weary
Clerk to the Board
Assistant to the County Manager
P.O. Box 906
141 Williamsboro Street
Oxford, NC 27565
(919) 603-1307 Office
(919) 690-1766 Fax