Duplicate Statements
Statements for real estate, business and personal property can be printed using our Online Tax Bill Search. Bill copies for registered motor vehicles are not available online. To receive a copy of your tax bill, please email your request to revhelp@wakegov.com. Requests should include the tax account number (if available), the name on the bill, and a description of the property. If you submit a partial payment, a balance due statement will automatically be mailed to you.

Registered Motor Vehicles (For vehicles registered prior to September 2013)
Individual statements are issued for each vehicle approximately three months after registration takes place and cover the same 12 month period as the registration. Bills are created based on information you provided to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) at the time of registration. The Wake County Revenue Department is not notified of name or address changes made after registration renewal or application for a new registration.

Motor vehicle bills are due on the first day of the fourth month following registration and become delinquent on the first day of the fifth month following registration. 
Past due accounts are assessed an interest charge of 5% the first month and an additional 3/4 of 1% each month thereafter. Any bill not paid in full by the eighth month following registration will result in the enforcement of a "block" to the registration. If this occurs, NCDMV will not issue a renewal card for the vehicle or allow registration without evidence of payment.

If the vehicle is sold or moved out of state during the tax year, you may be entitled to an adjustment of the bill.

(Learn about the new way registered motor vehicle taxes will be billed and collected as of September 2013)


Annual Real Estate, Business & Personal Property
Annual tax bills are normally mailed to property owners in July of each year. If you do not receive your tax statement by September 1, please contact our office to request a duplicate.
Tax bills are not mailed to mortgage companies. The majority of lenders electronically access and retrieve tax data directly from our system, eliminating the need for a paper copy of the bill.

Real estate accounts that were paid through an escrow account in the prior year do not receive a bill in July. Statements for real estate, business and personal property can be printed using our Online Tax Bill Search.

Annual tax bills are calculated for the fiscal taxing period of July 1 through June 30. They are not based on a calendar year. (Example: A bill issued in July 2011 would cover the period of July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.)  Property taxes not paid in full by January 5 following billing are assessed an interest charge of 2% for the month of January and an additional 3/4 of 1% each month thereafter.

Real Estate Sold During the Year
If you sold your real estate between January and June and do not have a remaining interest in any portion of the property, you should not receive the annual tax notice mailed in July. This notice should be mailed to the current owners, and they are responsible for ensuring timely payment.

For real estate sold after the annual July billing and before the bill becomes delinquent in January, a statement for the unpaid tax will be mailed to the new owner. If the seller does not have a remaining interest in any portion of the property, they may disregard the original notice as the new owner is responsible for payment.