Q. When are Property Taxes Due?
A. Property taxes on real and personal property other
than classified motor vehicles are due September 1 each year, but can be paid
without penalty until January 5th.
Q. When are vehicle taxes issued and due?
A. Motor vehicle bills are issued the 1st of the fourth month
following the month of vehicle registration or renewal. They may be paid
without penalty through the end of the fourth month. Interest begins the first
day of the next month.
Q. What is meant by a "block" on my vehicle?
A. If a vehicle bill is delinquent four months, this
information is communicated to NC-DMV and a "block" will be placed on the
vehicle. DMV will not mail a renewal notice for tags for a blocked vehicle. To
renew the tag, a receipt from the Tax Office must be presented to DMV showing
that the taxes on the vehicle have been paid in full.
Q. When can the Tax Collector garnish wages or attach bank
A. NC law provides that the Tax Collector may require an
employer to withhold ten percent of gross wages and remit to the Tax Office for
any tax bill once interest has been added. Bank accounts may be attached up to
the full amount of delinquent taxes due.
Q. May I make partial payments on my tax bills, or do I
have to pay the bill in full at one time?
A. You may make partial payments, but once interest is added,
the Collector may attach salary or bank accounts on the unpaid balance.