The statutory deadline to pay 2017 real and personal property taxes was Friday, January 5. Payments that were mailed and postmarked on or before January 5 will not be assessed interest. An open or existing appeal does not extend the deadline to which payments become due.
The Tax Department is responsible for obtaining, developing, analyzing, and maintaining records necessary for the appraisal, assessment, billing, collection, and listing of taxes associated with real and personal property within the jurisdiction of the county and municipalities, according to the state of North Carolina General Statutes. The Tax Department is required to provide information, research, and maintain records for the NC Department of Revenue, and provide statistical information for General Assembly analysts. The department also serves as the staff liaison to the Board of Equalization and Review.