Tax Administration

Office hours:
8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday
20 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC  28712
Phone Number: (828) 884-3200

Tax Administration Staff

Tax Administrator: Annette Raines

Tax Links

Phone Numbers

  • Land Records - Paulette Wall: (828)884-3132
  • Appraisal - Shasta Moretz: (828)884-3202
  • Business Personal Property - Jessica McCall: (828)884-3200
  • Deputy Tax Collector - Charlene Stone: (828)884-3197
  • Motor Vehicles & Personal Property - Debbie Walker: (828)884-3200

General Information

  - Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills

  • Tax Bills are mailed out in July of each year and due September 1st.
  • You have through January 5, 2016 to pay with no interest
  • Interest begins January 6, 2016 at a rate of 2% the first month and increases 3/4% each month thereafter.
  • Second notices are mailed on all unpaid tax bills January 15.
  • Advertising in the newspaper is done between March 1 and May 31 each year
  • We have delinquent tax sales two or more times per year. Check with us for dates.

 We Allow Monthly Payments on Tax Bills.

You may pay your tax bill by stopping by our office to pay in person or to utilize our afterhours
drop box. We will be glad to accept your payment by credit card over the phone or you can call
1-800-2paytax (1-800-272-9829). Jurisdiction code is 4390.

                          2015 Tax Rates
County 0.4499
City of Brevard - CI01 0.4725
Town of Rosman - CI02 0.4100
Heart of Brevard - HOBD 0.2250
Brevard Fire - FR02 0.0443
Rosman Fire - FR03 0.0980
Little River Fire - FR04 0.0849
Connestee Fire - FR05 0.0656
Cedar Mtn. Fire - FR06 0.1115
Lake Toxaway Fire - FR07 0.0359
Balsam Grove Fire - FR08 0.1056
North Transylvania Fire - FR09 0.1279

*New Important Information*

Facts about North Carolina’s New Tag & Tax System

Q. Why is the state’s collection of vehicle property taxes changing?
In 2005, the North Carolina General Assembly ratified House Bill 1779 to create a combined motor vehicle registration renewal and property tax collection system. The legislation places the responsibility for motor vehicle property tax collection for the state’s 100 counties with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The new combined registration fee and tax collection has become North Carolina’s new “Tag & Tax System.”

Q. Will my vehicle registration renewal fee remain the same?

Yes. Vehicle registration renewal fees will remain the same annual cost. The combined notice will include your annual personal property taxes for your motor vehicle.

Q. When is my vehicle tax due?
Your vehicle tax will be due at the same time you renew your tag. The due date will be printed on the new combined notice that you receive in the mail.

Q. Can I renew my vehicle registration if I do not pay my property tax first?
No. Taxes are to be paid in full when you renew your registration.

Q. Is interest charged on late payments?
Yes. State law requires that interest be charged on late vehicle property tax payments and on late registration renewals.

                                                        New Tag and Tax System for Motor Vehicles Brochure

Questions? Please Contact Us
Transylvania County Tax Administration


Fees for Services:

8 1/2" x 11" Map   $1.00
8 1/2" x 11" with Aerial or Topo   $2.00
8 1/2" x 11" with Aerial and Topo         $3.00
20" x 20" Map     $6.00
20" x 20" with Aerial or Topo   $8.00
20" x 20" with Aerial and Topo   $10.00
30" x 30" Map     $10.00
30" x 30" with Aerial or Topo   $12.00
30" x 30" with Aerial and Topo   $14.00
Property Record Card   $ 0.50
Property Record Card Faxed   $ 0.75

In 2009 the Tax Assessor’s office conducted a county-wide revaluation of real property.  North Carolina General Statutes require that real property be assessed at market value at least every eight years.  It had been seven years since the last revaluation in Transylvania County.  Five members of the Tax Administrator’s thirteen-person staff worked directly on the revaluation of approximately 30,000 property records, and the entire staff became involved during the 4,321 informal hearings that followed the issuance of the property tax appraisals. Considerable time and effort has been spent settling real and personal property tax appeals made to the North Carolina Property Tax Commission. Of North Carolina’s 100 counties, only 40 do revaluations with their own staff rather than through outside appraisers. It is estimated that the county saved approximately $500,000 by doing the revaluation in-house versus outsourced.  Overall real property in the county increased in value by an average of 49%.

In addition to participating in the revaluation, the Tax Assessor’s office performed its routine duties.  These duties included updating the value of 32,281 motor vehicles, mobile homes, boats, trailers, and airplanes; changing 1,592 real property records; and processing a multitude of wills, death certificates, building permits, and property splits.  The Tax Assessor’s office provides various records to realtors, attorneys, surveyors, other county offices, and the general public.

Whether conducting a revaluation or performing their routine responsibilities, the Tax Assessor’s office strives to serve all the county’s citizens in a professional, friendly, and courteous manner.

Specialized Tax forms:

Please download the forms above if applicable and mail to:
20 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712

Important Facts to Remember!

  • N.C. Law requires each county to conduct a revaluation at least every 8 years.  Currently legislation is being considered to change the revaluation cycle to every 4 years
  • Revaluations are not conducted to increase revenues for the County
  • Certified appraisers who are employees and residents of Transylvania County will appraise your property

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact

Annette Raines, Tax Administrator
20 East Morgan Street
Brevard, N C 28712
Telephone: (828)884-3200
Fax: (828)884-3542

Email Address: