TAX OFFICE PROCEDURE CHANGES - MARCH 20, 2020 - Taxpayers are highly encouraged to make tax payments by utilizing our website at www.jacksonnctax.com, by calling 866-541-4178, or by dropping their payment in the drop box outside the front entrance of the Justice & Administration Building. For assistance please call 828-586-7539.
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.
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