Tax Collector

The Tax Collector’s office collects Ad Valorem tax for Rowan County, 10 municipalities, and 23 fire districts.  

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rowan County Tax Collection Office is to fairly and effectively administer the tax laws governing our county and to instill the highest degree of public confidence in our integrity and reliability by providing prompt, accurate and courteous service while promoting compliance with state and local laws.


For your convenience tax bills can be paid online or over the phone at 1-800-272-9829 (Jurisdiction Code 4340) with a debit or credit card (a convenience fee will be charged) or you can mail in payment using the envelope and coupon provided with the bills or mail payment to our office.  Our office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, where you are always welcome to walk in and make your payment in person.  

There is after hours drop box located outside of the building.

Helpful Resources

Please email any questions or information regarding tax collections to or call 704-216-8544.

Tag & Tax Combined on Vehicles

Beginning in 2013 the Tag and Tax Together program was implemented to allow property owners to conveniently pay annual vehicle registration fees and property taxes together. Motor vehicles that are registered and tagged are listed with the county automatically after you renew your registration or register a new vehicle.  

Visit the DMV website for additional information.

To obtain vehicle tax receipt log onto MyDMV. If you have any additional questions/issues call 919-814-1779.

Office Closures

Tax Collectors Office will be closed Tuesday July 4th for Independence day! 

Tax Bill/Receipt Search

To look up tax records, click here.