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NEW: A secure drop box is available for tax payments at the top of the new handicap ramp.

(828) 837-2421

Select Option 1 for Collections; or,
you may dial one of the extensions

Cherokee County Courthouse
75 Peachtree Street - Suite 225
Murphy, NC  28906

Evelyn Postell,
Tax Collector
Extension 825

Nadine Allen,
Deputy Tax Collector
Extension 826


Kathy Hinzman,

Deputy Tax Collector
Extension 827


Joy Kephart,

Delinquent Tax/Foreclosure Officer
Extension 817


Real Property Taxes:

  • The tax rate for fiscal year 2013-2014 is $0.52 per $100.00 of valuation.
  • Real property taxes are due September 1 each year. You have through January 5th to pay without interest. If the 5th falls on a weekend, you have through the next business day. Interest starts January 6th with 2% the first month and 3/4% each month thereafter until paid.
  • Tax bills are mailed to the January 1 property owner even if the property is sold during the year.
  • Taxpayers are allowed to make prepayments to their accounts for real property anytime during the year. 
  • Delinquent taxes are required to be advertised in the name of the owner as of the date the taxes became delinquent.

Property owners: Please contact the tax office when a change in your mailing address occurs.

Auto Taxes:

  • The tax rate for autos is the same as for property.
  • Interest will be added 1st day of month following due date.
  • 5% interest charged the first month
  • 3/4% interest charged each month thereafter until paid.

NEW: Beginning September 1, 2013, your auto taxes will be included
on your tag renewal statement. For more info, Click here:

PLEASE NOTE:  Unpaid Vehicle tax bills and Personal Property tax bills over 4 years old will be sent to a Collection Agency and may be reported to the Credit Reporting Agencies to be listed in your credit file. Personal Property may include Mobile Homes, Boats, Unregistered Motor Vehicles, Aircraft and/or Business Assets. Unpaid Real Property tax bills over 4 years old will be sent to the Foreclosure Officer to process a Judgment of Foreclosure.


Last updated: 11/21/2013 8:11:53 AM