Chowan County Tax Department

The Chowan County Tax Department lists, assesses, and collects taxes on all real and personal property, including improvements made to real property, untagged vehicles, and vehicles with permanent tags. In addition to tax collection, the Tax Department also collects monies for the three drainage districts and fire districts as well as list, bill, and collect taxes for the Town of Edenton. The Chowan County Tax Department also collects Occupancy Taxes from short term rentals such as hotels, bed and breakfasts, Airbnb rentals, VRBO rentals, and any other short term rental units. * To learn more about Occupancy Tax, what it is, how it is collected, and how to set up your account with our office, please see the "I Want To" section on this page.
 A majority of Chowan County's general fund comes from property taxes generated through the assessment of real estate, personal property, and motor vehicles. Property owners each pay a share of the cost of County services by paying taxes proportional to the value of their property. Property taxes are based on the assessed value of land, buildings, and personal property.



* Appraises real estate, mobile homes, motor vehicles, boats, motors, jet skis, rental residential personal property, and  business personal property for ad valorem property tax purposes

* Calculates, creates, and collects all real and personal property taxes for all taxing jurisdictions within Chowan County.

* Receives and processes applications for tax exemptions, exclusions, and deferments

* Updates and maintains current addresses for real estate property owners for tax billing

* Provides tax information to the public and legal professionals



* Set property tax rates. Tax rates are set by the Board of County Commissioners by June 30th of each year

* Determine how taxes are used

* Have available State and Federal income tax forms in the office

* Issue business licenses

* Have available information on property liens and/or personal judgments

* Handle maintenance of streets, roads, highways, or ditches; see NC Department of Transportation

* Issue license registrations for motor vehicles; see NC Division of Motor Vehicles


 Contact Information

Tax Administrator  
Chris Hill (ext 837)

Renee Valentine (ext 286)
Maria Keeter (ext 284)

Delinquent Collections
Misty Friend (ext 285)

Business Personal Property
Rena Skinner (ext 287)

Real/Personal Property
Teresa Johnson (ext 288)


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chowan County Tax Department
Po Box 1030
Edenton, NC 27932