City of Roanoke Rapids

The City of Roanoke Rapids will continue to maintain city services to the greatest extent possible while limiting the impact of the COVID-19 virus in the community.

However, the city will temporarily close J. Reuben Daniel City Hall to the public, beginning at 5 p.m. Jan. 14, and offer services by appointment only beginning Tuesday. The closure to the public is in effect until further notice, according to a press release from the city.

For the safety of the community and employees, departments housed within City Hall will temporarily suspend all services on Jan. 15 for sanitation and disinfection of the whole premises.

Members of the public are asked to conduct business with the City of Roanoke Rapids by phone at 252-533-2800 or online at Examples of services that can be conducted online include the option to download permit applications (such as building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permit); employment applications; and departmental information.

A collection drop box is available in the foyer of City Hall for deliveries, permit applications and payments by check only (please do not include cash). For immediate concerns, please call the intended department phone number listed below so staff may work with you on a solution for your operational needs.

The City of Roanoke Rapids remains committed to providing all essential services at this time, and officials will work to return to normal operating procedures as soon as possible. The Magistrate’s office will remain open for business with public access.

Below is a list of helpful phone numbers for those seeking to contact city hall departments. In case of emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

• Directory/Switchboard: 252-533-2800

• City Manager: 252-533-2840

• Planning & Development: 252-533-2844

• Police (non-emergency): 252-533-2810

• Finance: 252-533-2841

• Human Resources: 252-533-2845

• Main Street: 252-533-2838