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Tax Collection

Tax Information

Annual property tax bills (taxes levied on real estate, business personal property) are due on September 1 and past due after January 5. Taxes must be paid before the past due date to avoid interest charges.

Postmarks will be accepted. It is to your advantage to mail your payment several days in advance of the past due date.

Ownership and taxability of property are determined annually as of January 1st.

Installments: Partial payment plans are available for your convenience. Taxes must be paid prior to the past due date. For more information on partial payment plans, contact the Tax Collectors office at (336) 584-4828.

Discount: You may save yourself money, by taking the discount plan. Pay less 0.5% if paid in full by the 31st of August.

Interest: Interest on past due balances is 2% for January (beginning after January 5) and 3/4 of a percent per month thereafter. By law, the interest cannot be waived or adjusted.

Failure To Pay: Collection procedures begin once past due, which include attachment of wages or bank accounts, levy on personal property, and/or foreclosure.

Addresses: Mailing address – Town of Elon PO Box 595 Elon NC 27244. Please enclose bottom portion of tax bill with payment or write account number on check. Our physical address – 104 S Williamson Avenue, Elon NC 27244. Also, we have a drop box to the right of our front door.

Escrow/Mortgage Accounts: Many lending institutions/mortgage companies request tax bills for payment. This is office is not responsible for any failure of the lender/service company to pay taxes. It is the property owners responsibility to ensure the timely payment of taxes.

Transfer Of Ownership of Real Property: It is the responsibility of the owner as of January 1 to ensure taxes levied on real property are paid in full. The Tax Collector’s Office has not involvement in proration agreements between buyers and sellers.

Returned Check Fee: $20.00

Send Elon Property Taxes to:

Town of Elon
P.O. Box 595
Elon NC 27244

or deliver to 104 South Williamson Avenue, Elon NC