Person County Tax Office

Location: in the old Maxway Building  | 13 Abbitt St, Roxboro NC 27573 
across from the Courthouse 

picture of tax office

Send Mail to
(excluding payments):
Person County Tax
P.O. Box 1116
Roxboro, NC 27573 

Send payments to

Person County Tax
P.O. Box 1701
Roxboro, NC 27573


Office Hours  | Monday-Friday  | 8:30am - 5:00pm  | Phone: (336) 597-1721

The Person County Tax Administration Department is comprised of four divisions:

The Real Property Division appraises and assesses all real property in the county at its fair market value as of the effective date of the most recent reappraisal.

The Personal Property Division is responsible for the listing and auditing of personal property as well as sending out the annual tax bills and the monthly vehicle bills.

The Tax Collector's Division, as mandated by the North Carolina General Statutes, is responsible for collecting annual property tax bills on real estate, mobile homes, boats, business personal property, aircraft and other properties, in addition to any other fees or assessments as charged by the governing body. Also, the Collector's Office is responsible for the collection of taxes that are levied by all of the municipalities, fire districts, and special districts in Person County. These bills are mailed in July. The deadline for paying these taxes is January 5th of the next year. Beginning January 6th, these taxes are considered delinquent and accrue interest at a rate of 2% for the month of January, plus ? % each month thereafter.

Registered motor vehicles are billed 3 to 4 months after purchasing the annual license tag or sticker. These bills are delinquent after 30 days and subject to 5% interest the first month and ? % interest per month thereafter. Collection action may be initiated immediately upon delinquency. If the tax bill remains unpaid 120 days after billing date, the Department of Motor Vehicles is notified to place a TAX BLOCK on the registration of that vehicle and the license tag cannot be renewed until the taxes are paid.

Delinquent taxes are subject to collection action as authorized by the North Carolina General Statutes. These actions may include garnishment of wages, attachment of bank accounts, Debt Setoff of delinquent tax bills from individual North Carolina tax returns and lottery winnings, levy (seizure) of personal property, and foreclosure of real estate.

The Mapping/Land Records Division is responsible for maintaining accurate, up-to-date mapping of all properties and providing this information to citizens as well as other agencies, departments and branches of government.

The Mapping Office is responsible for maintaining the Person County property base map and real property ownership data. The property base maps are maintained using 2010 color digital orthophotos. Ownership information includes property boundaries, road names, right-of-ways, acreages, lot dimensions, district boundaries and is all based on deeds and plats recorded with the Register of Deeds Office.
The Person County Geographic Information System (GIS) houses all other support information for the county‚Äôs Planning, Inspections and Revaluation departments. The identification of property and other related information can be accessed online by using the following link

There are two ways of researching real estate information:

  • Online by using the GIS link
  • Our departmental public access terminals

All land related activity that changes a parcel comes through the Mapping/Land Records Department for verification. This includes new subdivisions, property sales, road changes and estate files. 

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