New Resident Welcome Packet

Welcome to Waxhaw! It's our pleasure to help you learn what your new community has to offer. Steeped in history, Waxhaw derives it's name from the Waxhaw Indians, a tribe that once settled here. Waxhaw is also known as the birthplace of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. Our town strives to maintain a small town charm while offering the advantages of a prosperous urban area. Our pedestrian-friendly downtown includes restaurants, retailers, antique shops and a park. It's also home to services such as real estate, insurance, accounting and legal services. See Waxhaw's demographics and geographical location and climate.

Whether you are moving locally or from across the state or country, we hope this information will make the move a little bit easier. For town contacts, see our staff directory and other community links.

Also check out our Helpful Tips.

Area Schools

Area Schools

Cable & Internet Access

  • Windstream

Dog License

The yearly license date is from July 1 to June 30 the following year.
How to apply for a dog license.

Electric Service

Home Heating

Leisure Activities

Waxhaw offers a lot of activities and continues to build on an already active events program. See Things To Do in Waxhaw and check out our popular Special Events and the Events Calendar. Volunteers are always needed for events! Contact Lisa or Kayla at 704-843-2195 exts. 226 or 235.

Medical Resources

Town of Waxhaw Medical Resources

Motor Vehicles

Property Taxes

Property taxes are due to the Town of Waxhaw and Union County:
  • Town - .36 cents per $100 of assessed value of the property
  • Union County

Religious Organizations

Places of Worship


    Town Newsletter

    The Town of Waxhaw publishes a newsletter for the community called The Haw News.

    Town Parks


    Transportation Options

    Union County Website

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Waxhaw loves and encourages public participation. Boards and committees established by the Board of Commissioners include the Planning Board, Beautification Committee, the Parks and Rec Advisory Committee, the Board of Adjustment, the Waxhaw Historic Preservation Commission, and the Waxhaw Main Street Program. Tell us what you are interested in helping with by completing the Volunteer Application.

    Voter Registration

    Contact the Union County Board of Elections for information.

    Waste Collection & Recycling Services

    Water & Sewer

    Union County handles all water and sewer services for Waxhaw. Contact them at (704) 296-4210 for additional information.

    Waxhaw Business Association

    Waxhaw Farmer's Market