- Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 21:39
- Written by Super User
By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
CAROLINA BEACH - New Hanover County property owners with outstanding tax bills had until 5PM February 28, to avoid seeing their names published in area newspapers.
The Gazette has published a special section in this week's March 27, edition containing over 4,300 names of people with unpaid tax bills including the amount and property code.
In addition to the unpaid taxes, the cost of advertising the property owner’s name and amount of tax owed will be added to the tax bill. Advertisement of tax liens is the first step in the foreclosure process.
The tax listings section of the Gazette appears in our D-Section.
New Hanover County Real Estate and Personal Property taxes were due paid no later than Monday, January 7, 2013. After that date a 2 percent interest charge was added to unpaid balances.
Interest continues to accrue each month thereafter until the bill is paid in full. Delinquent notices were mailed at the end of January 2013.
If you are unable to pay your bill in full, please contact the tax office at 910.798.7300 to establish a payment plan. There are many flexible options for payment plans available if the office is contacted as soon as possible.
The Tax Department accepts payments from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
How Do I Pay My Bill?
You can pay in person at 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 190, Wilmington NC between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Secure drop box receptacles are located at the Government Center outside the south entrance to the Government Center, inside the Government Center at the
entrance to the Tax Office and inside the Tax Office at the information center desk. Payments are collected from these secure receptacles several times daily.
Make checks payable to New Hanover County Tax Office and mail to PO Box 18000, Wilmington NC 28406. Please include your bill year, bill number and type of tax that you are paying to ensure that your account is properly credited.
Credit and debit card payments can be made at www.officialpayments.com or by calling 1-800-2-PAY-TAX. The jurisdiction code is 4345. The vendor providing this service will charge a fee. You must have the bill year, bill type and bill number to ensure that your account is properly credited.
Credit and Debit cards are not accepted in the Tax Office.
Mortgage company and escrow payments If you have a mortgage company that withholds money for tax payments and your bill remains unpaid you should contact your lender immediately and advise them of the balance due.