Wilson County and the City of Wilson

Wilson County is located approximately 35 minutes east of the state's capital of Raleigh, North Carolina. The County of Wilson has a population of 81,000 plus residents and growing. Its total area covers some 373 square miles.

County Seat

The County seat is the City of Wilson with over 50,000 residents and growing. It covers an area of 14.2 square miles. Wilson County has an automatic Real Estate Listing System with approximately 40,000 parcels.

Wilson County Tax Department is also the collection agency for 9 municipalities located within the County, two Solid Waste taxes and 17 Fire Districts.

Demographics: Wilson County Demographics

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Prepayments and Installment Payments

There appears to be a misconception as to when a person’s tax bill may be paid. Tax bills (real and personal property excluding registered motor vehicles) are “Due and Payable on September 1st”. However, in many cases the amount due can be substantial. Many people are not aware that they have the ability to make payments rather than paying the entire bill all at one time.

We do have a number of persons who have chosen to pay in installments so by year’s end they owe very little or nothing at all. Some start making payments in January of each year (in the form of a Prepayment) prior to the bill being generated and others choose to begin making payments starting in September once the bill has been received. Whether you choose to begin Prepayments in January or break your payments down after receiving the bill in September, it can be a great decision that may remove the possibility of any stress by having to pay the entire bill at the end of the year.

Contact the Tax Office at (252) 399-2901 and let one of my staff help you decide what works best for you.

Serving You,

Randy A. Faircloth
Tax Administrator


Wilson County Tax Office has recently sent out the 2019 Tax Bills. If we have your correct email address, you may receive an email. The email is a reminder notification that the bills have been mailed. Please check the email carefully to make sure it is from our office before opening.  Any email from us should read taxoffice@wilson-co.com.  No other combination of letters or other characters would be from us.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at (252) 399-2901.