Tax Collections

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The Tax Collector's Office is solely responsible for the collection of taxes and fees. Any questions regarding listing, billing and assessed values should be directed to the Tax Assessor's Office.

Tax bills for real estate and personal property are mailed to all Nash County property owners in July or August of each year. If you do not receive your tax statement by September 15th, please contact the Tax Collector's Office during regular office hours. Registered Motor Vehicle bills are mailed monthly (for additional information refer to Registered Motor Vehicles). Taxes on real estate and personal property are due on September 1st and are payable through January 5th. If January 5th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the payment period is extended to the next business day.

Real estate taxes are the legal obligation of the owner of record as of January 1st. Transfer of ownership during the year does not relieve the seller of tax liability. Ordinarily, taxes are prorated at the time of transfer of ownership. To determine if your taxes were prorated at the time of closing, contact your realtor or closing attorney. If you want to insure that you have no tax liability, you may request that payment be made to the Tax Collector's Office at the time of closing. If current year taxes are not yet due, we will accept prepayments based on the previous year's rate.

To avoid interest or penalties, payment must be in the Tax Collector's Office or postmarked by January 5th. If payment is not postmarked, it is deemed to be received when it is actually delivered to the Tax Collector's Office. To avoid interest, we urge taxpayers to mail payments at least 5 business days before the deadline. Interest on delinquent taxes accrue at a rate of 2% for the month of January and an additional ¾% each month thereafter. Registered motor vehicle accounts that are past due accrue interest at the rate of 5% the first month delinquent and ¾% each month thereafter.

North Carolina General Statutes allow unpaid real estate accounts to be advertised in all local newspapers from March 1st until June 30th. There is an additional cost to the taxpayer for this advertising. Enforced collections will begin when bills become delinquent. Legal remedies of collection may include garnishment of wages, bank accounts, rents, foreclosure, or debt set off against NC state income tax refunds.

Business licenses are obtained from the Tax Collector's Office. For any requirements or questions regarding business licenses, please contact the Collector's Office.

For more information regarding Tax Collections, contact the Collections Department

Nash County Assessor's Office - Collections Department
120 West Washington Street - Suite 2058
Nashville, North Carolina 27856
Phone: 252-459-9824
Fax: 252-462-0508
Email Collections Department