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Property Taxes

Taxes on the rise, some local leaders frustrated

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videoThe county's 'credit card' bill so to speak is getting higher and higher with that cost eventually passed onto the taxpayer. Some local leaders feel the spending is out of control. Meanwhile, others feel new spending on the horizon is a cost we all just have to bear. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders hope penny property tax hike will help with employee pay, public safety

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videoWilmington City Council will meet tomorrow night to discuss the upcoming city budget. The proposed budget includes a property tax increase and wage raises to get current employees closer to averages in similar cities. Full story...
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New 'Tag and Tax Together' program begins Sunday

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videoNorth Carolina motorists are going to have to pay their vehicle property tax and registration bill at the same time if they want to get their tags. Full story...
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No tax increase in Wilmington budget

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video Wilmington City Council voted in favor of no property tax increase in next year's budget at Tuesday night's meeting. The nearly $88 million dollar budget was designed to maintain core services. It also includes a 2 percent pay raise for all employees and funds a 1.5 percent merit raise for eligible employees. Full story...
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Surf City bumps beach tax rate up 10 cents

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video A dime increase on the property tax rate at Surf City will go to putting more sand on the beaches. Full story...
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Property tax to stay flat in Wilmington budget plan

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videoWilmington residents should expect not to pay more in property taxes next year. At Monday night's City Council meeting, leaders discussed Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Full story...
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Ballpark discussion continues despite likely tax hike, budget issues

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video A drop in property values will most likely mean the City of Wilmington will have to raise property taxes to pay for its next budget. That issue has some residents asking whether the city should even be talking about building a baseball stadium. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: County overtaxes Kure Beach residents

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The New Hanover County Tax Administrator says Kure Beach residents paid too much on their property tax bills. Roger Kelly told a news conference the error falls on him. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover property values down significantly; beach towns hit hardest

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video Property values throughout New Hanover County are heading down. The areas seeing the largest drops since the last revaluation in 2007 are the beach towns. Full story...
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Brunswick County faces big tax rate hike

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videoThe Brunswick County Manager suggested the county go revenue neutral in order to make up for the county's depreciated property value. Although this means property tax bills may stay the same from some, other folks may see a considerable hike. Full story...
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Tax liens to be advertised

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New Hanover County property owners with outstanding property tax obligations will see their names published in upcoming editions of area newspapers. Over $7.1 million is currently delinquent on 5448 accounts. Full story...
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Property in NC coastal counties loses value

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Recent tax valuations in Brunswick and Carteret counties show property prices have dropped by more than 25 percent since the peak of the coastal real estate bubble. Full story...
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Brunswick County property owners face tax rate increase

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video Taxing times for property owners in Brunswick County. Many of you can expect to pay a higher property tax rate. The issue in Brunswick County is that property values have fallen significantly meaning a need for a change in the tax rate. Full story...
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New Hanover County property owners can expect tax bills soon

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videoNew Hanover County property owners will find their tax bills in the mailbox next week. Tax officials say dealing with the debt right away can help ease the burden on everyone. Full story...
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NHC Commissioners to decide on property taxes

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New Hanover County Commissioners are closing in on a tough decision. Monday morning they will vote for, or against, raising property taxes as part of the county's budget. Full story...
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