NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Tax Department has started mailing real estate property tax bills. Property owners should receive their bill during the month of August and taxes are due on September 1, 2022, but can be paid, without interest, until January 5, 2023.
Property owners whose taxes are paid via an escrow will receive a courtesy notice of their tax bill and are encouraged to verify that their taxes are paid with their mortgage company.
The New Hanover County tax rate is set at 45.5 cents per $100 for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, and the fire services tax rate for property owners in the unincorporated county is set at 7.25 cents per $100. View more information about the county’s tax rate and budget here.
Tax bills also include municipality taxes for residents in the City of Wilmington, and the towns of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Tax rates for each municipality are listed below:
- Carolina Beach – 21.5 cents per $100
- City of Wilmington – 39.5 cents per $100
- City of Wilmington Municipal Services District – 6.47 cents per $100
- Wrightsville Beach – 9.23 cents per $100
- Kure Beach – 26.58 cents per $100
This will be the second year property owners in the unincorporated area of the county will be charged a fee for the county’s Stormwater Services Program. This fee is listed as a separate line item on the tax bill if it applies to the property. More information can be found at Engineering.NHCgov.com.
To assist property owners and encourage penalty-free payments, tax bills include four payment coupons that reflect the total amount owed, divided into four equal payments. The Tax Office also accepts credit card, debit card and E-check payments in person, online at OSG Billing & Payment Solutions, or by calling 1-877-295-3383. When paying online, there is a service fee.
For property owners not paying online, the Tax Office has outdoor drop-boxes to bring payments – located at both entrances of the New Hanover County Government Center (230 Government Center Drive), or they can be mailed to New Hanover County Tax at PO Box 18000, Wilmington, NC 28406.
“Paying taxes is an incredibly important part of our responsibility as citizens, to ensure local governments are able to fund the programs and services needed throughout our community,” said New Hanover County Tax Administrator Allison Snell. “And we try to make the process of paying taxes as easy and efficient as possible, with multiple payment options and flexibility. We want to help residents avoid having to pay interest on taxes, so we ask that you reach out to us before taxes become delinquent on January 5, so we can set up alternate payment arrangements if needed.”
For questions or to make payment arrangements, please contact the Tax Department at (910) 798-7300 or visit Tax.NHCgov.com.