What will happen if I don't pay the Motor Vehicle registration and tax by the due date?
The due date is the expiration date of your vehicle's registration, so you may get a ticket for driving a vehicle with expired tags. Interest will also accrue on your vehicle's property tax and you'll have to pay a late fee when you renew your vehicle's registration.
How do I pay Taxes? (Refer to "What about my Motor Vehicle Taxes?" for Motor Vehicles)
Currently, there are four ways to pay your real estate and personal property tax bills:
In person: 113 Nash St E, Wilson, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Full Payments: Wilson County Tax Collector, PO Box 580328, Charlotte, NC 28258-0328
Partial Payments: Wilson County Tax Collector, PO Box 1162, Wilson, NC 27894-1162
By phone: Call toll free 1-800-272-9829 (1-800-2PAYTAX), Jurisdiction Code: 4361.
There is a convenience fee for using the on-line and phone services. This fee is charged and retained by a private company to process the card payments. Cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX along with Electronic Checks.
Who is Required to list property?
Every individual, guardian, trustee, estate, unincorporated association, corporation or partnership owning tangible personal property or real estate that has been improved or has had additions and is subject to taxation under North Carolina Law. All property owned on January 1st is taxable for the entire year and the owner as of January 1st is responsible for the tax bill for the entire year.
What is Tangible Personal Property?
Tangible personal property consists of mobile homes, untagged motor vehicles, campers, trailers, motorcycles, air & watercraft and engines for watercraft. Business furniture, equipment, etc., including free standing appliances used in connection with rental property must also be listed.
When should Property be Listed?
Listing begins on the first business day of each January and ends on the last day of January. If that day falls on Saturday or Sunday, the listing period ends on the next business day. There is a 10% per year penalty for not filing the listing form on time.
How can Listing Forms be obtained?
Listing forms (abstracts) are mailed in late December of each year to those who have previously listed. Otherwise, they may be obtained by contacting the Listing Division at (252) 399-2911 or from our website by clicking on this link: LISTING FORMS
Are Businesses required to list?
Yes. All businesses, whether maintaining an office or operating out of the home, must list using the business listing form. Businesses are also required to list property in their possession that is owned by others. We are now requesting that everyone go to this link to enter Extension Requests (so you'll get your approvals immediately) and for Online Listing as well: BP ONLINE EXTENSION REQUEST & LISTING
How do I request a Listing Extension?
We are now requesting that everyone go to this link to enter Extension Requests (so you'll get your approvals immediately) and for Online Listing as well: BP ONLINE EXTENSION REQUEST & LISTING
What is Real Estate?
Real Estate includes: land and all buildings, structures and improvements attached to the land.
Should Real Estate be Listed Annually?
No. Wilson County operates on a permanent listing system. It is the property owner's duty to make sure that his/her property is listed correctly. Real Estate must be listed in January only when a structure has been added, changed or removed. A building permit does not fulfill this notification requirement.
How is Real Estate Valued?
Real Estate is valued based on the County's current Schedule of Values. The Schedule of Values is generated prior to the County-wide Revaluation, which occurs every eight years. North Carolina Law requires that each county conduct a revaluation at least once every eight years. The last revaluation in Wilson County was effective January 1, 2016. The primary purpose of the revaluation is to provide equalization among all property owners, as well as among all classes of property. Since property taxes are based on value, it is important to have all property valued periodically on a uniform basis.
How do I appeal my Real Estate Value?
You should submit your request for appeal during the Listing Period in January each year. Appeal forms are available in the Real Estate Division. Also, appeal forms may be requested from the Tax Department by writing or calling (252) 399-2902.
What Evidence do I need to present for Appeal?
Any and all documentation that will support your opinion of the market value, such as a recent appraisal and/or sales of similar properties. Simply stating that the property value is too high is not sufficient evidence.
Are Tax Records Private or Public Information?
All records regarding listing and valuation are public record except for sensitive information (i.e. Social Security #, Driver License #, Vehicle Tag #, Vehicle Identification #, Business/Personal detail items, etc.). The public may view these records at anytime during normal business hours, 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday or online at this link: Search Records/View Bills/Pay Taxes
Where is the Tax Office located?
We are on the 1st Floor of the 7-story brick building to the left of the Courthouse downtown at 113 Nash St E, Wilson, NC 27893. It has "WILSON COUNTY-NASH STREET OFFICE BUILDING" above the front doors.
When should Vehicles be Listed?
You must list: UNLICENSED, IRP, APPORTIONED, PERMANENT OR 3 MONTH FARM TAGS including cars, trucks, motorcycles, camping trailers, motor homes, boat trailers, utility trailers, etc. Provide the name shown on the title, year, make, model, body style and complete Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Without the VIN, we cannot accurately value the vehicle. Indicate the condition of vehicle as well.
DO NOT LIST VEHICLES WITH A CURRENT ANNUAL LICENSE TAG (WHICH YOU RENEW EVERY YEAR & PAY TAXES AT DMV UPON RENEWAL)
What if I am in the Military?
Non-resident Active Duty military personnel must submit a current LES form to qualify for tax exemption. Spouses and/or dependents are not exempt.
What if I receive a motor vehicle bill and I have moved to another state?
To prorate this bill, the owner must register the vehicle in another state and provide our office with a copy of the new state registration.
What if I transferred my license plate to another vehicle?
Your notice will be recalculated at time of renewal at DMV Office.
What if I no longer own the vehicle, but have received an NC COMBINED VEHICLE REGISTRATION RENEWAL AND PROPERTY TAX NOTICE?
Disregard the NC COMBINED VEHICLE REGISTRATION RENEWAL AND PROPERTY TAX NOTICE since it doesn't become an actual tax bill until you renew the Tag.
Whom do I contact regarding my vehicle title or license plates?
Contact the NC State License Plate Agency at (252) 291-8955 or go to 4000-D Ward Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893 (Toisnot Village Shopping Center).
What about my Motor Vehicle Taxes?
You have 30 days from billing date of your notice to appeal the value or situs. You may apply for release or refund when you provide the Tax Office, within one year, a surrender of tag receipt and proof of ownership transfer. As of September, 2013, click on this link for further details: NCDOT: Tag & Tax Together Help
What are the Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Deadlines?
Property tax payments (except registered motor vehicles) are due September 1st of each year and must be paid by January 5th of the following year. If mailed, payments may be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before January 5th to avoid interest charges.
How Much Will I Pay in Taxes?
The amount of property taxes you pay is based on the assessed value of your property and the tax rate. The Tax Assessor determines the value of all taxable property as of January 1st. The County Commissioners meet during the spring of the year to determine the current year's tax rate. The amount of taxes can be determined by multiplying the tax rate by each $100 of assessed value. For example, with a tax rate of $0.73 and an assessed value of $100,000 the amount of taxes will be $730. Keep in mind that some municipalities have their own tax rate, which will be in addition to the County's rate. Click on this link to calculate estimated tax bill: TAX CALCULATOR
What Property is Taxed?
Property taxes are levied on real property, manufactured homes, motor vehicles, air and water crafts, boats, boat motors, trailers and income producing personal property. Click on this link for details: TAXABLE PROPERTY
What Do Property Taxes Pay For?
Property taxes pay for services such as: law enforcement, fire department and animal control. You also use services paid for by property taxes when you send your children to public schools, check out a book from the library, carry your trash to the convenience site and even when you eat at an inspected restaurant. Your taxes also pay for services to help protect children and senior citizens from abuse or neglect, help move people from welfare to work and much more.