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Payments can be made via online banking, credit/debit card (through Official Payments only), by mail, drop box and in person.
Mailing Address:Attn: Tax CollectorTown of Morehead City1100 Bridges StreetMorehead City, NC 28557
Anyone can make payments towards future taxes that will become due. In order to post the payments correctly we must know that they are for future taxes and all current taxes must be paid in full. Payment arrangements are allowed and encouraged to be set up as soon as the tax notice is received (in July or August).
For the past few years payment arrangement forms have been sent with the tax notices to assist property owners with this option. Beginning the payment plan immediately upon receipt of the tax notice saves the property owner money by eliminating/reducing any interest or penalties that will accrue on the balance owing. If a property owners waits until after the taxes become delinquent to make a payment arrangement they must come to the Tax Office and sign an agreement.
No verbal payment arrangements are made. The property owner is required to make a down payment on the taxes owing at the time the arrangement is made.
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.
The first step is to contact the Carteret County Tax Office at 252-728-8535 since they do the assessing of all property in the county. Any corrections made there should be forwarded to our office to correct/adjust the Morehead City tax.
No. The county tax office assesses all property in the county and forwards the information to us for billing and collecting purposes.
Only for unregistered motor vehicles which are classified as personal property. The Carteret County Tax Office bills and collects for Morehead City on registered motor vehicles and remits the funds to us. Questions concerning registered motor vehicle taxes should be directed to the Carteret County Tax Office at 252-728-8535.
Value, ownership, taxable status, and situs of real and personal property are determined for the new fiscal year at January 1.
North Carolina General Statutes (N.C.G.S.) does not require that any type of property tax bill be prepared or distributed to taxpayers. To increase collections we mail bills in July or August.
All taxes in North Carolina are due September 1.
If the tax remains unpaid at January 6 they are considered delinquent and 2% interest applies. Interest continues to accrue at ¾% each month until paid in full.
The Town requires a purchase order for all purchases or service. If work is completed or merchandise shipped without a purchase order number, it is considered unauthorized. Any unauthorized transaction is subject to the Town declining payment. The purchase order is issued by finance to each department and the contact person in the department is responsible for getting the information to the vendor.
Contact your insurance carrier to add the Town of Morehead City as certificate holder. The address needed is:706 Arendell StreetMorehead City, NC 28557
Your insurance carrier can email, fax to 252-240-1639, or mail the certificate.
An invoice must be received in finance 10 days prior to the check issuance date. If can be emailed, faxed or mailed.
Checks are available after 4 pm on the date of issuance. Generally large, recurring and monthly billing vendors are paid every 28 days and all others are paid every other week. If you have a question about which payment cycle you are on please contact Accounts Payable by email.
Contact accounts payable by email.
In compliance with the Internal Revenue Service, 1099 forms will be mailed to vendors on or before January 31.