North Carolina County Property Tax Information


Property taxes vary from county to county.  The following are the 2007 property tax rates.  For any additional information concerning taxes….contact the local county if you have any questions.



JacksonCounty:         36 cents per $100 in property value or $360 per $100,000.

MaconCounty:           37 cents per $100 in property value or $370 per $100,000.

TransylvaniaCounty:  54 center per $100 in property value or $540 per $100,000

BuncombeCounty:     53 cents per $100 in property value or $530 per $100,000

HendersonCounty:     56 center per $100 in property value or $560 per $100,000 County                     Location of County Seat      Appraisers     Collectors           Popular City


Asheville                              828-250-4920      828-250-4910      AshevilleHenderson               Hendersonville                     828-698-5003      828-697-4646      Hendersonville

Jackson                   Sylva                                    828-586-7539       828-586-7550     CashiersMacon                      Franklin                                828-349-2144      828-349-2163      Highlands

Transylvania            Brevard                                828-884-3196       828-883-3200     Brevard When a property sells, the taxes on the property will be prorated between Buyer and Seller.  The closing attorney will check with the county to make sure the current taxes have been paid.  If you are the buyer be sure to contact your local tax office if you have not received a tax bill by the end of September.  Chances are if you have not, the tax statement will have been sent to the Seller’s address.


If you have any questions concerning how purchasing a NC property or a second home will affect your taxes, it is always good to consult your accountant.  Each case is different and would be dealt with case by case.  For accountants in the area, please feel free to ask WhiteWater Realty for a list of accountants to select from.



As we all know, taxes are put on land for a reason…schools, roads, safety, bridges…all the local infrastructures that the local area needs will be collected by property taxes or sales taxes to help pay for these items.  The state sales and use tax is 4.25%.  In addition there may also be a local county sales tax as well.  These range from 2.5% to 3%.  Occupancy tax is 3%.  For further tax information, feel free to ask WhiteWater Realty at 828-553-3391 or via email at    Information deemed correct but not guaranteed.  Contact your professional for specifics how these figures relate to you.

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