Government Transparency

What Is Government Transparency?

Applied to government, this means citizens should be able to see how their tax money is used by elected representatives. In the age of the Internet and digital technology, citizens are calling on their state, local and national governments to provide access to the basic information they must have in order to make decisions as responsible citizens. Our initiative is to keep the citizens of Forest City up to date. If you need any additional information, please contact 828.248.5202.




Annual Financial Information Report

Audit Reports:

June 30 2012 Audit Report

June 30 2013 Audit Report

June 30 2014 Audit Report

June 30 2015 Audit Report

June 30 2016 Audit Report

June 30 2017 Audit Report

June 30 2018 Audit Report

June 30 2019 Audit Report

June 30 2020 Audit Report

June 30 2021 Audit Report

June 30 2022 Audit Report

June 30 2023 Audit Report


FY25 Recommended Budget Message

FY25 Recommended Draft Budget Ordinance

FY 2023-2024 Budget

FY 2022-2023 Budget

FY 2021-2022 Budget 

FY 2020-2021 Budget

FY 2019-2020 Budget

FY 2018-2019 Budget

FY 2017-2018 Budget

FY 2016-2017 Budget

FY 2015-2016 Budget

FY 2014-2015 Budget

FY 2013-2014 Budget

Check Register (sample)

Human Resources

Health Expenses

Salary Scale

Job Class by Grade

Job Class by Title

*If you would like to obtain additional information on salaries for the current positions at the Town of Forest City, you may contact our City Clerk at or by mail at PO Box 728, Forest City, NC 28043 to submit a written request.

Personnel Policy

Substance Abuse Policy

Whistle Blower Policy


Forest City has 144 full-time employees, one Mayor, five Commissioners and 22 part-time employees. Part-time employees may vary by season.


FY 2022-2023 Annual Report Inspection Fee Revenue & Expenditures*

Improvement Plans and Projects

Pedestrian Plan

Recreation Plan

Streetscape Plan