It can also be frustrating that many counties and municipalities seem to bury their tax rate information deep in cyberspace. I've tried to help make your search for North Carolina local tax information easier by bringing that information to the surface so that it will be easier for individuals to find out exactly what tax rates their local governments are charging.
Here's a list of county tax offices and links to lists of local tax rates in the Triangle. If I've missed any, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.
If you'd like to compare your county's 2009 tax rates to those of other counties in North Carolina, look at this tax rate comparison chart created by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.
Chatham CountyChatham County Tax Administration Office
Pittsboro Finance Department Pittsboro's 2009 property tax rate is .43/$100, on top of Chatham County's current rate. (919) 542-4621
Siler City Finance Department
311 North Second Avenue Room 201 Siler City , NC 27344
Durham CountyDurham County Tax Administrator's Office
200 East Main Street 1st Floor, Old Courthouse Durham, NC 27701
Johnston CountyJohnston County Tax Administration
Johnston County Tax Assessor
P.O. Box 368 Smithfield , NC 27577
Johnston County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 451 Smithfield , NC 27577
Orange CountyOrange County Assessor's Office
228 South Churton Street, Suite 200 P.O. Box 8181
Hillsborough , N.C. 27278
This lists the total tax rates for all municipalities and districts in Orange County, including Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough.
Wake CountyWake County Revenue Department
One Bank of America Plaza
421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 200
Raleigh , NC 27601
This lists the tax rate for Wake County plus the additional municipal taxes that need to be added to the Wake County tax rate, if applicable. This chart does not include additional district taxes (i.e. fire districts) that may apply. Use this list to figure out your tax rate if you live in Wake County or its municipalities, including Angier, Apex, Cary , Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell or Zebulon.