Real Estate taxes are the responsibility of the owner as of January 1.
Click here for information on Motor Vehicle taxes .
Real Estate taxes are due by January 5. A 2% discount is offered during the month of August.
Discounts not taken are forfeited.
Real Estate taxes that are past due are assessed 2% interest for the first month and an additional 3/4 % interest for each month thereafter.
Past due real estate taxes are subject to enforcement measures including, but not limited to, levy of personal property, garnishment of wages and/or bank accounts, foreclosure, and withholding of NC state tax refunds.
Motor Vehicle taxes that are past due are assessed 5% interest for the first month and 3/4% interest for each month thereafter. Once a Motor Vehicle tax bill becomes four (4) months past due, the county tax collector will issue a block on the registration.
If a vehicle receives a block, the registration cannot be renewed again until the taxes plus interest have been paid. Registration can only be renewed on a blocked vehicle after a paid tax receipt has been presented to DMV.