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. Contact Parks & Rec Events Division 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. For more information visit each units' tax page:

Religious Organizations

Places of Worship


Town Communications

The Town of Waxhaw publishes a newsletter for the community called Waxhaw Happenings, which can be found on the Communications page of this website.

Town Parks


Transportation Options

Union County Website

Volunteer Opportunities

Waxhaw loves and encourages public participation. Advisory Boards and Commissions established by the Board of Commissioners currently include the ABC Board, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Advisory Board, Parks/Cultural/Recreation Advisory Board and the Planning Board. Four of these require residency within Town limits. Each Advisory Board/Commission has their own page on this website. We strongly encourage interested applicants to research the functions and time commitments for each before applying. Access all information related to Waxhaw Advisory Boards and Commissions and information about applying by clicking here. 

Voter Registration

Contact the Union County Board of Elections for information.

Waste Collection & Recycling Services


  • The schedule for collection is based on zones. Please visit the Public Services page of this website for details regarding each zone. If you have any additional questions, please contact Public Services: 704-843-7439  
    • Roll-Out Garbage - Once a Week (Curbside before 7am on day of service)
    • Recyclables - Every Other Week  (Curbside before 7am on day of service)
    • Yard Debris - Once a Week - Tuesday (Curbside)

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