** NOTICE this page is updated Yearly - (in August) **
The Duplin County Tax Office has available to the public information on land values, ownership of property and improvements to property. Most title searches begin by checking a parcel's property record card for deed and previous ownership information. Appraisers and real estate brokers looking for sales and market trends of property continuously review the sales/transfer files of the tax assessor's office.
The Duplin County total property tax value for 2012 is $3,383,831,964. The number of Duplin County taxable (non-exempt) parcels are 36,629.
The county tax rate for 2012 is .71 cents per $100.
The county solid waste fee for 2012 is $90.00 per household.
Taxes Billed for 2012
Solid Waste Fee
Late List Penalty
The listing period for all taxes, real and personal, is January 1st through January 31st each year. There is a 10% penalty for not listing personal property before January 31st. Personal property includes unlicensed motor vehicles, airplanes, boats & motors, mobile homes, motor homes, etc.
Business personal property in Duplin County has the same listing period as all other taxes. Extensions can be applied for in writing and must be in the tax office or postmarked by the US Postal Service by January 31st.
Elderly exemption: Click Here for more information.
However the requirements include:
- Must be at least 65 Years Old
- Live in the Home in Which You are Applying for the Exemption
- Total Household Income Cannot Exceed $27,100
- Application Deadline is June 1st
Land use is a deferred tax that is available for agricultural, forest & horticultural land. Contact the assessor's office for income requirements and other details.
The requirements include:
**Please note that all deferred taxes must be paid before transfer of property to a non-relative. Contact the tax assessor's office for the amount of deferred taxes due.
- Agricultural - 10 Acre Tract in Actual Production
- Forest - 20 Acre Tract with Forest Management Plan
- Horticultural - 5 Acre Tract in Actual Production
- Application deadline is January 31st
Private hauler exempts $20.56 from the solid waste fee. Subject to Change**
The requirements include:
- Applications should be returned by March 31st
- An Application Must be Filled Out Every Year
- The Private Hauler Must Fill Out Form
Mobile home permits are required by law for the movement of any singlewide or doublewide mobile home and are issued by the tax collection office.
**Mover Can be Charged with a Class 3 Misdemeanor For Not Obtaining a Permit
- All Prior Year and Current Year Taxes Must be Paid in Full
- Current Owner and Address
- Carrier Name and Address
- Year, Make, Size & Serial Number of Mobile Home to be Moved
- Location Moving From
- Location Moving To
Privilege (Schedule B) license is required for some businesses located in the county. Contact the tax collection office for details.
Tax identification numbers are issued by the tax assessor's office and are required to obtain a building permit.
Effective April 1, 2003 all deeds creating a subdivision of land of any size are required to have a GS 47-30 recordable map (18 x 24) to accompany said deed. This map must have signature and approval of the Duplin Planning Department by order of the Duplin County Planning Board.
Arial photography is available in the tax assessor's office and online. Arial photographs of parcels and areas of the county are available in various sizes with various features (lot dimensions, road names, parcel owners, various district lines, flood plains, etc).
Real property value appeals should be made to the tax assessor's office before the Board of Equalization and Review adjourns. The board usually meets once in April and once in May. Tax assessor's office should be notified in writing of an appeal by the end of March in order to have all records, appraisals and other information necessary for the first meeting.
Personal property value appeals must be made before 30 days from the date of the tax bill.
Licensed motor vehicle taxes are billed three months after the license plate is renewed or a new plate is purchased. An appeal of this value must be made before 30 days from the due date on the bill. Notify the tax collection office if a license plate is turned in at DMV or stolen prior to expiration so that any adjustments may be made on the tax bill.
Interest on property taxes is 2% the first month and .75% each month after until paid in full. Property taxes become delinquent on January 6th of the year following the tax. Interest on motor vehicle taxes is 5% the first month and .75% each month after until paid in full. Motor vehicle taxes become delinquent one month after the due date on the bill.
Collection procedures for delinquent taxes are, but not limited to, the following:
**All information is subject to change
- Garnishment of Wages
- Attachment of Bank Accounts
- Attachment of Grower Payments
- Debt Set-Off (Attachment of NC State Refund Checks)
- Seizure of Property
||PO Box 968,
Kenansville, NC 28349
||First Floor of the Duplin County Court House Annex
|Hours of Operation:
||Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.