What happens if the taxes become delinquent?

If the taxes become delinquent and no payment arrangement is in place with our office collection action begins. Second notices are mailed after the delinquency date (January 6) to advise property owners of delinquent taxes owing even to those with payment arrangements (our software cannot separate those with an arrangement and those that do not). 

Per North Carolina General Statues (NC.G.S.) 105-368 a tax collector may attach wages and other compensation, rents, bank deposits, the proceeds of property subject to levy or any other intangible personal property, including property held in the Escheat Fund. Also NC.G.S. Chapter 105A allows for property owner's state income tax refund or lottery winnings to be attached and garnished. If there are no intangible assets to be found and the tax remains unpaid information is turned over to the city attorney to begin foreclosure proceedings.

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1. How can I pay my taxes?
2. Can I make prepayments towards future taxes?
3. What happens if the taxes become delinquent?
4. What can I do if I feel the tax bill is incorrect?
5. Does the Carteret County Tax Office bill and collect for the Town of Morehead City?
6. Does the Morehead City Tax Office bill and collect for motor vehicles?
7. What time period do the tax bills cover?
8. Are tax bills required to be mailed? If so, when?
9. When are the tax bills due?
10. Does the Town offer a discount for early payment?
11. When do the taxes become delinquent?