Tax Bills

Duplicate Statements
Statements for real estate, business and personal property taxes, excluding registered motor vehicles, are available on our Online Tax Bill Search or by emailing your request to abeatty@sampsonnc.com. Requests should include the tax account number (if available), the name on the bill, and a description of the property. If you submit a partial payment, a balance due statement will automatically be mailed to you.
Statements for vehicle property taxes paid to the NC DMV at the time of registration are not available on the County's web site. To obtain a statement of the property taxes paid for your vehicle, call the NC DMV at (919) 814-1779 or click here to print your vehicle tax receipt.


If the vehicle is sold or moved out of state during the tax year, you may be entitled to an adjustment of the bill.

Annual Real Estate, Business & Personal Property
Annual tax bills are normally mailed to property owners in July or August of each year. If you do not receive your tax statement by September 1st, please contact our office to request a duplicate.
 
Tax bills are not mailed to mortgage companies. The majority of lenders electronically access and retrieve tax data directly from Auto Agent, eliminating the need for a paper copy of the bill.
 
Statements for real estate, business and personal property can be printed using our Online Tax Bill Search.
 
Annual tax bills are calculated for the fiscal taxing period of July 1 through June 30. They are not based on a calendar year. (Example: A bill issued in July 2014 would cover the period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.) Property taxes not paid in full by January 5 following billing are assessed an interest charge of 2% for the month of January and an additional 3/4 of 1% each month thereafter.
Real Estate Sold During the Year
If you own real estate on January 1st you are the listing owner for the year and will receive the tax bill in July or August regardless of when or if the property is sold. If payment arrangements are made in a closing please forward the bill to the new owner if applicable. 

For real estate sold after January 1st, a statement for the unpaid tax bill will be mailed to the new owner before it becomes delinquent the next January. The new owner becomes responsible for unpaid taxes as they become a lien on the property.