CARTERET COUNTY, NC (September 5, 2023) – The Carteret County Tax Administration office has started mailing property tax bills. Property owners should receive their bill over the next several days. Taxes are delinquent if not paid in full by January 5, 2024. Payments postmarked on or after January 6, 2024 will be charged a two-percent interest penalty for the month of January and an additional three-fourths percent every month thereafter, until the bill is paid in full including interest and fees. All unpaid taxes are subject to advertisement in the local newspaper and an additional advertising fee will be added to each bill.
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.
If you cannot pay your bill in full with a single payment, limited options are available for establishing short term payment plans. We encourage taxpayers needing a payment arrangement to utilize the payment plan coupons enclosed in their tax bill. If additional time is needed you must contact the Tax Administrator’s office as soon as possible. The deadline for establishing a payment plan is January 5, 2024.
Citizens are encouraged to read the back of the tax bill for other important information regarding their bill, appeal rights, and the annual disposal fee.
There are several ways to pay your tax bill:
- Online: Visit https://carteretcountytax.com/taxes for a credit card, debit card, eCheck, or PayPal payment.
- Phone: Dial toll-free 1-888-544-9433 for credit card payment.
- Mail: Mail a check or money order and payment stub using the return envelope that accompanied the tax bill.
- In person: Pay at the Tax Administration’s office located at the Carteret County Government Administration building, 302 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cash, credit card, debit card, money order, or check payments are accepted. Make checks payable to the County of Carteret. A credit or debit convenience fee is charged.
For questions or to make payment arrangements, please contact the Tax Administrator’s office at (252) 728-8485 or visit https://www.carteretcountync.gov/154/Tax-Office.