Tax Collection

Tax Information
Ownership and taxability of property are determined annually as of January 1st. Annual property tax bills (taxes levied on real estate, business, personal property, and untagged vehicles) are due on September 1st and past due after January 5th. Taxes must be paid before the past due date to avoid interest charges and payments postmarked January 5th will be considered on time. Pay your bill by August 31st to receive an early payment discount of .5%.

We now have a way to pay your tax bill online. Please click here to be taken to our online payment page. If you believe you cannot make the full payment, contact Michele Tyndall, Tax Collector, at 336.548.4828 to arrange a payment plan. 

Payments can be mailed, dropped off at Town Hall either in person or in one of the drop boxes. Payments can be made online by visiting our online payment page. 

The Town of Elon tax bills are mailed separately from Alamance County tax bills. For information on paying your Alamance County taxes, visit the Alamance County Tax Department.

Interest

The initial interest charge for payments received after January 5th is 2% for thee month of January and 3/4 of a percent per month thereafter. By law, the interest cannot be waived or adjusted.

Failure To Pay

Once past due, collection procedures begin, which include attachment of wages or bank accounts, levy on personal property, and/or foreclosure and North Carolina Debt Setoff collections.

Escrow/Mortgage Accounts

Many lending institutions/mortgage companies request tax bills for payment. This office is not responsible for any failure of the lender/service company to pay taxes. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure the timely payment of taxes.

Real Estate Transactions

It is the responsibility of the owner as of January 1 to ensure taxes levied on real property are paid in full. The Tax Collector’s Office has no involvement in pro-ration agreements between buyers and sellers. Tax amounts will not be given over the phone. A Tax Certification Form is required. Download a Tax Certification Form and fax to 336.584.5334 or email to: mtyndall@elon.gov.

Returned Check Fee: $25.00