Property Tax Rates
2019 Property Tax Rates (dollars per $100 valuation)
|Chapel Hill City/Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District||1.5157|
|Carrboro City/Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District||1.6061|
|Orange County/Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District||1.0644 - 1.1404|
|Orange County/County School District||0.8826 – 1.2887|
|Hillsborough City/Orange County||1.4057|
|North Chatham County||0.7730|
State personal property tax is 8%; no city or county income tax.
In some counties in North Carolina, a sales tax of 7.5% is paid at the time of purchase for most items (4.75% goes to State general fund, 2.75% is returned to county and local governments). Food items are taxed at 2%. Most utility services are taxed at 3%. Additional state taxes are included in the purchase price of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and gasoline.
The Highway Use Tax is 3% of the retail value of the motor vehicle. New residents moving to N.C. pay 3% of the wholesale value of their automobiles, a one-time fee.