You can pay your real or property taxes using the following methods:

Cash, Check, or Money Order

  • Accepted at our office
  • Please make checks payable to: Chowan County Tax Department
  • Mail checks to: Po Box 1030 Edenton, NC 27932 OR you may drop off your payment in our overnight drop box located in front of our office at 305 W. Freemason St. Edenton, NC 27932
  • A fee of $25 will be charged to accounts for any returned checks

Automatic Draft

  • We now offer Automatic Draft for Tax Payments
  • Automatic Drafts split your total Tax Obligation up into 4 equal monthly payments to be drafted on the last business day of each month beginning in September and ending with your final payoff amount deducted in December
  • If you would like to participate in this program, please stop in our office with a voided check to fill out an Automatic Draft form or submit the Payment Plan Option page that came with your annual tax bill completely filled out with a signature and a voided check before September 8th, 2021.
  • There is NO additional charge for this service! 

Credit Card/Telephone/Online

  • **Please note, there is a service fee for this service charged by the vendor 
  • If you have multiple accounts you will need to search for each of these separately. Please use your original bill to reference when paying for multiple accounts.** 
  • After entering the requested information, the credit card vendor will notify you of the convenience fee to be charged. Please be sure to record your confirmation number for your records!
  • To pay by telephone, please call 1-855-239-8400. Follow all prompts. 
  • To pay online, click HERE 
  • Search by name, tax year, bill number, or account number to find your taxes due.

 Personal Online Banking

  • Please be sure to include your account number to ensure proper credit



Delinquent Collection Remedies

Enforced collection of taxes begins as soon as the bill becomes delinquent. These legal actions may include, but are not limited to: garnishment of wages, attachment of bank accounts, rents, and North Carolina income tax refunds, along with foreclosure on real property. All enforced collection methods create collections costs that you are required to pay in addition to taxes, penalties, and interest. Contact the Tax Office for more information about specific collection costs. Delinquent real property taxes are advertised in March.