New Hanover County Tax Info

Everyone wants to know the taxes where they are going to live. The taxes will differ slightly for Wilmington, those areas not in the city, and Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach and the surrounding county's.  Below you will find a summary of the tax rates based per $100 of assessed value.

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2016 Tax Rates

New Hanover County   $0.574 
Unincorporated Fire District   $0.070
Wilmington   $0.485
New Hanover County   $0.554
Carolina Beach   $0.235
Kure Beach   $0.285
Wrightsville Beach   $0.133
Pender County   $0.512
Burgaw   $0.48
Watha   $0.05
St. Helena    $0.05
Atkinson    $0.37
Surf City   $0.41
Topsail Beach   $0.2925
Wallace   $0.056
EMS   $0.0725
Pender Central FD   $0.09
Sloop Point FD   $0.085
Maple Hill FD   $0.07
Rocky Point FD   $0.075
Long Creek Grady FD   $0.10
Shiloh FD   $0.10
Penderlea FD   $0.07
Hampstead FD   $0.085
Scotts Hill FD   $0.085
 Northeast Pender FD   $0.07
Penderlea Duplin FD   $0.047
Brunswick County   $0.4850
Smithville Township   $0.040
Bald Head Island   $0.6663
BHI MSD Zone A   $0.7471
BHI MSD Zone B   $0.7169
Belville   $0.09
Boiling Sprint Lakes   $0.210
Bolivia   $0.050
Calabash   $0.0875
Carolina Shores   $0.1016
Caswell Beach   $0.220
Holden Beach   $0.22
Leland   $0.1833
Northwest   $0.2
Northwest   $0.24
Oak Island    $0.29
Ocean Isle Beach   $0.1875
St. James   $0.05
Sandy Creek   $0.25
 Shallotte    $0.350
Southport   $0.2456
Sunset Beach    $0.16
Varnamtown   $0.05
*Per $100 of Valuation                                                

Real property is defined as “land and everything attached to it, along with the rights of ownership”. Attachments, or improvements, can be in the form of houses, outbuildings, decks, piers/docks, bulkheads, or any number of other items permanently attached to the land. Singlewide and doublewide mobile homes are considered real property provided their tongue and axles have been removed.

Real property is permanently listed in New Hanover County. Therefore, you are not required to list real property annually. You must still list new improvements, however. Any improvements made in the previous year must be listed during the regular listing period, which is the month of January. If you have made improvements to your property and did not receive an abstract, a form can be requested by calling (910) 798-7300 or by writing to the Tax Administrator’s office. This form must include your name, mailing address, address to the property the improvements were made to, the type of improvement made, and the percentage of work complete as of January 1. If you need help listing new improvements, we are happy to list it for you. Once this information is received, someone from the appraisal office will visit your property and identify the improvements which have been made. That information will be entered into the tax database to calculate a value using the adopted Schedule of Values in effect for the most recent revaluation.

The effective date of our current revaluation is January 1, 2012. In most cases, the value assigned as of the revaluation date will remain the same until the next revaluation. In certain instances, however, property values will change during a non-revaluation year. Reasons for changing property values during a non-revaluation year are described in N.C.G.S. 105-287. Anytime we make a change in your property value, you will be notified in writing. If you do not agree with this value, you should contact our Information Center at (910) 798-7300 and they will arrange for you to discuss your value with an appraiser. The next revaluation is scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2017.

You may appeal your value in any year between January 1 and the adjournment of the Board of Equalization and Review. The Board of Equalization and Review meets between the first Monday in April and the first Monday in May of each year.


2011 Tax Rates


New Hanover County



Unincorporated Fire District






Carolina Beach



Kure Beach



Wrightsville Beach




Pender County








Brunswick County