The Office of the Tax Collector (OTC) requests that taxpayers consider remitting their tax payments now to avoid delinquency. Real estate and personal property tax payments must be paid or postmarked by the United States Postal Service (USPS) on or before Jan. 5, 2023, to avoid interest charges. Tax bills were mailed to the owner of record at the address shown on the tax record as of Jan. 1, 2022. New owners of property are encouraged to check the tax record online or by calling 311 to ensure payment has been made or to obtain the amount due. If mailing your payment, please ensure that envelopes are hand stamped at the USPS counter with a Jan. 5 (or earlier) postmark to ensure interest charges are not applied. Interest charges for mail that is metered but not postmarked by Jan. 5 is determined by the date received by the OTC.
Tax payments can be made online, by phone, by mail, or in person. Property owners whose payments are received or postmarked after Jan. 5, 2023, will be charged two percent interest for the month of January, and an additional three-quarters of one percent every month thereafter until paid.
There are four ways to pay your tax bill:
*A service fee of 2.35% or a minimum of $1.95 will be charged to customers using credit or debit cards to pay their bill. There is no service fee for eCheck payments. Please Note: This is a previous change; absorbing fees for credit/debit card payments was a temporary measure, which ended Dec. 1, 2021.
According to North Carolina General Statute 105-348, failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or interest charges. More information is also available on the Office of the Tax Collector’s website.
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