An important message regarding installment payments:
Upon receiving your property tax bill, you may elect to make installment payments. Payments may be made in any amount and at any interval provided the taxes are paid in full before becoming delinquent. Prior approval from the Revenue Department is not required to make installment payments on current bills. A statement reflecting the account balance will be mailed after each payment. Learn about prepaying taxes and formal payment plans.
Pay by Mail
Important! Always write the account number(s) you wish to pay in the memo section on your check. If making an advance payment, also write ‘Prepayment’ in this area.
Use Your Online Banking Bill Pay
Pay a tax bill using your financial institution’s bill pay service. To allow for processing, we recommend scheduling your payment to be made at least 5 business days prior to the actual due date on the tax bill. Be certain to verify the property tax account number submitted with your payment as it can change between billings. If making an advance payment, please have your bank indicate ‘Prepayment’ on the remittance. Delayed posting may occur if the incorrect tax account number is provided. Remit to:
Wake County Revenue Department P.O. Box 580084 Charlotte NC 28258-0084
Pay By Checking Account
This method of payment authorizes Wake County Revenue Department to draft the one-time payment directly from your checking account.
To pay online by checking account draft, you will need the property tax account number and Payment Access Code, which are located on your tax bill. If you do not have the Access Code, please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should include the tax account number (if available), the name(s) on the bill, and a brief description of the property.
No service fees are charged for use of this payment option. Your checking account will be debited within two business days from the time of your online authorization.
Pay With Visa or MasterCard
Pay Online: Payments made using a Visa or MasterCard Consumer Debit card are assessed a flat fee of $3.95 per transaction regardless of the amount of tax paid. All other MasterCard and Visa cards incur a service charge of 2.3% of the tax amount charged. A minimum service charge of $1.00 applies. The system is available 24 hours a day seven days a week and will advise you of the total charge prior to your authorization.
In Office: Credit cards may be used when paying in person at our main office located in downtown Raleigh at 301 S. McDowell Street, Suite 3800, Raleigh NC 27601.
Please note, credit cards may not be used when making a prepayment on taxes.
Pay in Person