Tax Collection

  1. Pay Your Property Taxes

    1. Tax Payment Options:

      1. Credit Card:
        1. Online: Click Here to Pay Online, Jurisdiction Code is 4302

        2. Automated Telephone: 1-888-272-9829, Jurisdiction Code is 4302
          1. If paying a Gap Bill, choose "All Other Payments Press 3, then Motor Vehicle Press 1"
        3. Customer Service: 1-800-487-4567

      2. By Mail:

Craven County Tax Collector
PO Box 1128
New Bern, NC 28563-1128

      1. In Person: Check, Cash, or Money Order only

Craven County Tax Department
226 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Or you may choose our drop box located on the front right side of the building. Do not deposit cash in the drop box.

We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., unless holidays or inclement weather. Click here Version OptionsTax CollectionHeadline Version OptionsTax CollectionHeadline for our holiday schedule.

  1. For information regarding pre-payments, please call our office at (252) 636-6605 or email

  2. For information regarding delinquent tax assistance program, please visit or call 1-855-MY NCHAF (1-855-696-2423).

  3. Property Foreclosure Listings, click here.

  4. Important Dates to Remember:
    1. January 05th – Last day to pay taxes without interest
    2. January 06th – Taxes are delinquent
    3. Mid-January - Delinquent Tax Notices mailed
    4. Mid-February - Debt-Setoff Notices mailed
    5. Mid-February – Proceed with attachment and garnishment for unpaid taxes.
    6. March 31st – Last day to pay delinquent taxes to avoid newspaper publication of delinquent taxes

Craven County Tax Department
Tax Collection Division
226 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560  |  PO Box 1128, New Bern, NC 28563-1128
Telephone (252) 636-6605 | Email