The Town of Sylva is Jackson County’s largest municipality and the county seat. Downtown Sylva is designated as a historic district, with most of the buildings being on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a hospital that serves the Town of Sylva, Jackson County and surrounding counties. The Jackson County Courthouse and governmental offices are also located in Sylva. In 1889, the town was chartered with a jurisdiction of 1.5 square miles, and now encompasses 3.2 square miles.
The development regulations for the Town of Sylva can be found by clicking on the “Town of Sylva Ordinances” icon.