Welcome to the Jackson County Tax Administration website. The Tax Administration Department consists of land records, tax assessment and tax collections. The Land Records Division is responsible for maintaining property information used for taxation, public inquiry and legal research. Tax Assessment is responsible for listing, appraising and assessing all real and personal property. Tax Collections is responsible for the collection of all real and personal property taxes within Jackson County, including collection of taxes levied by the Town of Dillsboro, Village of Forest Hills, Town of Highlands and Town of Webster. 


Important Dates

January 1 – First day of the 2020 listing period

January 6 – Last day to pay 2019 property tax bills

January 7 – Unpaid 2019 property tax bills become delinquent, 2% interest accrues, additional ¾% each month thereafter. The Tax Collector may use enforced collections to secure payment of 2019 property tax bills.

January 31 – Last day of the 2020 listing period. Last day for timely filing of abstracts (listing forms), extension requests and exemption/exclusion applications including present use value. Exception: property tax relief programs.

February 29 – Last day to timely file an informal appeal of real property 

March 31 – Last day to pay 2019 property tax bills before advertisement

April 1 – Earliest date for the first meeting of the board of equalization and review

April 15 – Last day for listing forms to be submitted, with approved extension request

June 1– Last day to make application for property tax relief

Mid-August – 2020 tax bills are mailed

September 1 – 2020 tax bills become due and payable

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