The Pender County Tax Collections Office is dedicated to serving the citizens with the utmost respect, an outstanding level of service, and to provide quality information. Our constant endeavor is open communications, high working standards and always committed to the equality of our citizens. We are committed to collecting revenue on all taxable property located in Pender County as governed by the North Carolina Machinery Act. This office is obligated to collect all outstanding taxes using whatever remedies are available under the general statues.
The Pender County Tax Collections office is responsible for the collection of all property taxes levied by Pender County and the municipalities of Burgaw, Watha, and St. Helena. For Registered Motor Vehicle tax bills we collect for all of the Towns in Pender County, these are the Town of Burgaw, Village of St. Helena, Town of Watha, Town of Surf City, Town of Topsail Beach and Town of Atkinson. The Towns of Surf City, Topsail Beach and Atkinson bill and collect their own Real and Personal taxes which are due September 1.
The Tax Collectors Office is solely responsible for the collection of taxes and fees. Any questions regarding listing, billing, and assessed values should be directed to the Tax Assessor’s Office.
Tax Collections maintains a high collection rate. At the close of the year June 30, 2012 the combined collection rate for all taxes was 96.03%.
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