Carteret County Tax Department is working with a limited staff. If you have questions, please call our office at (252) 728-8485 or email
You can pay your taxes by selecting the
Search & Pay Taxes Online link above
or pay by phone by calling (888) 544-9433. Thank you.



Welcome to the Carteret County, North Carolina Tax Collector's Website. Our site offers our citizens a number of features including an Address Change Request feature, a user-friendly tax record lookup, and secure online payments. Carteret County hopes this improved service proves to be a convenient resource to our citizens. If you have any questions about information you find here on this site, please contact us. Our staff looks forward to serving the citizens and taxpayers of Carteret County.


Administration Building
302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-8485

Pay taxes by phone
(888) 544-9433

COVID-19 - PLEASE CALL THE TAX OFFICE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.  Most items can be handled over the phone. 

Payments can be made online, by phone or by mail. We have a DROP BOX located at 302 COURTHOUSE SQUARE, BEAUFORT, NC. Find your receipts for paid taxes online or contact our office by phone. 

County Properties for Bid

NC Dept of Revenue Tag & Tax Information: Senate Bill 704/COVID-19
Read FAQ related to bill signed into law on May 4, 2020 Extending Registration Deadlines and Waiving Penalties