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Tax Information

Annual property tax bills (taxes levied on real estate, business personal property, and untagged vehicles) are due on September 1 and past due after January 5. Taxes must be paid before the past due date to avoid interest charges. 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.

Postmarks will be accepted. It is to your advantage to mail your payment several days in advance of the past due date.

Ownership and taxability of property are determined annually as of January 1st.

Installments

Partial payment plans are available for your convenience. Taxes must be paid prior to the past due date. For more information on arranging partial payment plans, contact the Tax Collector’s office at 336.584.4828.

Discount

You can save money by paying your taxes in full by the 31st of August. The Town of Elon has an early payment discount of 0.5%.

Interest

Interest on past due balances is 2% for January (beginning after January 5) and 3/4 of a percent per month thereafter. By law, the interest cannot be waived or adjusted.

Failure To Pay

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

Addresses

Mailing address – Town of Elon, PO Box 595, Elon NC 27244. Please enclose bottom portion of tax bill with payment or write account number on check. Our physical address – 104 S Williamson Avenue, Elon NC 27244. Also, we have a drop box to the right of our front door.

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@ci.elon.nc.us. 

Returned Check Fee: $20.00