Tax bills are in the mail, payments due early next month

NEW HANOVER COUNTY –– Property tax bills are being mailed out, with residents of New Hanover County expected to receive them by mid-August.

Bills are due Sept. 1 and can be paid without interest until Jan. 5, 2022. Quarterly payment options are available for those who need to spread out payments.

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Even if residents are paying property taxes in escrow, they will still receive a courtesy bill. The county encourages these residents to confirm their taxes are being paid through their mortgage company.

New Hanover County increased taxes this year after recent revalutions, which will result in paying about $200 more in taxes for a home revalued at $332,000. The City of Wilmington similarly increased its property taxes.

Residents of unincorporated New Hanover County will see the new Stormwater Services Program as a line item for the first time on their bills. An insert on the new program will be included with the bill.

“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,” New Hanover County tax administrator Allison Snell said in a county press release. “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.” 

Contact the New Hanover County tax department at (910) 798-7300 for questions or to make payment arrangements.

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