Town of Selma Declares State of Emergency

Selma Mayor Cheryl L. Oliver has declared a state of local emergency in response to COVID-19.  “The health and well-being of our community remains our top priority, and we are working to bring you the latest information regarding the Town’s operation, programs, and activities” said, Mayor Oliver. “This State of Emergency is an administrative action that will allow Selma access to any federal or state funding that may become available to assist municipalities in mitigating impacts associated with COVID-19. The citizens need to know that their local government is taking steps for their well-being.”

The local emergency comes as local, state and federal governments are working in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19 across the country in order to reduce the potential of the virus to overwhelm the nation’s healthcare agencies. The Town continues to work closely and maintain consistent communication with Johnston County Public Health and Office of Emergency Management.  The Town is also in communication with the School District.

The Towns continues to provide services and encourage you to pay your utility account via one of our alternate methods. Pay through the mail; put a payment in the drop box; or pay online at The online payment option charges a small fee through March 31, 2020.  We will credit the fee you have paid to use this service to your utility account. Utility payments made at Town Hall will only be accepted through the drive-through window.  Should you have utility questions, please feel free to contact us at 919-965-9841.

Additionally, the library will be having limited service to our patrons. This includes no computer and no study room access. New operating hours are as follows: Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. We encourage you to place holds on books/audiobooks at or by calling the Selma Public Library 919-965-8613.

The State of Emergency will remain in effect until further notice. All other Town operations, facilities and programs not listed are continuing as normal.