Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NHC property tax bills mailed, due by Sept. 1

(Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Property owners in New Hanover County will receive their tax bills in coming weeks, according to county officials.

Payments for the taxes are due on Sept. 1. Bills can paid interest-free until January 5, 2023.

All property owners with escrow accounts covering their taxes will receive a courtesy notice of the bill and should confirm with their mortgage companies that their taxes are paid.

New Hanover’s tax rate is 45.5 cents per $100 for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. People who live in the unincorporated county limits pay a fire services tax rate at 7.25 cents per $100.

A stormwater fee for people in the unincorporated area is also listed as a line item.

Each bill will also include municipality taxes for City of Wilmington, and in the towns of Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches.

  • 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. cents per $100
  • Kure Beach – 26.58 cents per $100

The county will accept payments to be made penalty-free over four months; tax bills include four payment coupons that reflect the total divided into equal payments. The bills can be paid via credit card, debit card and E-check online (service fee applicable) by calling 1-877-295-3383, or in person (drop-offs located at entrances of New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Dr.).

More info can be found here.

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