On Thursday, July 7, the Caldwell County Tax Department will mail the 2016-2017 property tax assessment notices to all County property owners.
These notices will include a .03 cent county wide property tax rate increase approved by the Caldwell County Commissioners at their regular meeting on June 13. This is an approximately five percent (5%) increase.
“The property tax rate was raised from .60 cents to .63 cents per $100 valuation of property,” explains Monty Woods, Caldwell County Tax Administrator. “For example, a median assessed home appraised at $125,000 will see a $37.50 increase in their bill for the upcoming 2016-2017 tax year.”
The property tax bills will be based on the January 2013 revaluation and will be due September 1, 2016, but may be paid without interest up to January 5, 2017.
Caldwell County does offer a discount on property taxes if paid early in either July or August. If paid in full by the end of July, taxpayers receive a two percent (2%) discount. If paid in full by the end of August, taxpayers will receive a one percent (1%) discount.
Property taxes may be paid in person at the Caldwell County Tax Department in the Alden E. Starnes Administration Building, at 905 West Ave. NW, Lenoir; by paying on online at http://caldwellcountynctax.com/taxes or by mail in check.
For more information about tax bills or property valuation, contact the Caldwell County Tax Department at 828-757-1340.
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