Welcome to New Bern, North Carolina!

On behalf of the more than 475 employees of the City of New Bern, I would like to welcome you to the City of New Bern’s website.  It is my genuine hope that your visit here will be a productive, positive experience and that you find this site helpful and informative with regards to the many events, services, and benefits of being a resident or visitor in New Bern.  The City of New Bern prides itself on excellent customer service and providing high-quality services at the lowest cost possible to our citizenry.  

Everywhere you go in New Bern, you will be immersed in the rich history of its colonial past dating back to its founding in 1710.  Yet, citizens and visitors alike are offered countless opportunities to add new and exciting chapters to the history books of this great city.  By visiting this site, you will be able to clearly see why New Bern is a city that people want to call home.  And those who do call it home have found that it is a place where people get to know their neighbors and passersby are greeted with a friendly wave or smile.   Whether you are looking for beautiful scenery, countless recreational activities, a diverse cultural environment, great schools, economic development opportunities, a vibrant downtown, historic venues, or arts and entertainment, New Bern offers this and so much more.  As our City tagline states, “Everything comes together here”.  No matter if you are a resident or just visiting, we are confident that New Bern will greatly exceed your expectations.  Our history and friendly citizens are sure to leave a lasting impression upon you. 

I invite you to explore www.newbern-nc.org and learn about our history and the many opportunities that our great city has to offer.  I also hope that you will return often to be updated on events that are happening throughout our city and that you’ll follow us on our social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter.   There is so much just waiting here for you to experience!