David B. Francis, Administrator
Mike E. Matthews, Tax Collector
215 N. Main Street, Suite 224
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: (828) 452-6643
Fax: (828) 452-6661
Welcome to the Haywood County Tax Office web pages. The Tax Office is divided into three sections:
The Assessment Division is responsible for maintaining records of real and personal property ownership for use in determining ad valorem taxation. This information is collected and used each year. The listing period begins in January. Real property is permanently listed and does not require the owner to re-list every year. Personal property such as boats, farm machinery, campers, mobile homes and other business property must be listed every year in January. The tax rate for each fiscal year is usually set in May or June by the Haywood County Board of Commissioners. Tax bills are usually mailed in August or September each year.
The Real Property Appraisal Office is part of the Assessment Division and is responsible for the appraisal of all real property in Haywood County. There are 48,876 parcels of real property in the county. North Carolina Statute 105-286 requires that all real property, which includes land and buildings, be revalued for tax purposes at least every eight years or sooner if adopted by the Board of Commissioners. Haywood County was last revalued in 2011.
Business Property Tax Information:
Personal Property Tax Information
The Collection Division is responsible for collecting all county real estate taxes and for collecting motor vehicle taxes for the county as well as the towns of Canton, Clyde, Maggie Valley and Waynesville. In accordance with North Carolina General Statutes, the collector has authority to use the following means to collect delinquent taxes: Garnishment of wages, attachment of funds such as bank accounts or money owed to the taxpayer, levy on personal property and foreclosure of real estate.
Land Records/Geographic Information Systems
The Land Records/ Geographic Information Systems Division has three primary functions - To transfer by document real property from one name to another ; to maintain property line maps and digitize new land characteristic layers into the GIS; and to assist the public. By visiting this office, citizens can access most information generated by other departments; i.e., deeds, appraisal, tax billing, and tax collections.
Land Records and GIS - Full Information