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2017 Real and Tangible Personal Property Tax deadline extended

Durham County residents have until Monday, January 8, 2018

Post Date:01/04/2018 5:00 PM

Durham, N.C. – Due to inclement weather that caused Durham County Government offices to be closed, the deadline to pay 2017 Real and Tangible Personal Property taxes has been extended to Monday, January 8, 2018. To avoid interest, fees, liens, and collection enforcement actions, payments should be made by the upcoming deadline. By North Carolina statute, real estate taxes that remain unpaid will be advertised.


“Due to the recent winter storm’s closing of Durham County offices on Thursday and causing shortened hours on Friday, we have extended the deadline for citizens to pay their 2017 Real and Tangible Personal Property taxes – without penalty – until Monday, January 8,” said Durham County Tax Administrator Kim Simpson. “After that, interest will begin on unpaid taxes.”


Payment options include payment by telephone, online with a check or credit card, or payment by mail to PO Box 3397, Durham NC, 27702. Citizens that pay in person are reminded to have a copy of the bill and be prepared to pay with cash or check. Citizens should note that counter checks are not accepted, and a processing fee applies when using credit or debit cards. The office is located on the first floor of 200 East Main Street in downtown Durham.


E-services are available via web at; click on the Online Services tab. E-services include the ability to pay using electronic check or credit card. A processing fee applies when using credit or debit cards.


Residents are also reminded that 2018 Listing Forms have been mailed to business owners and citizens who listed personal property during the previous year. Listing forms can also be accessed from the Durham County website at by clicking on the Tax Administration tab and following the Forms and Publications link.       


•       Listing period began on January 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2018.   

•       Individuals who do not own or operate a business will be required to list their individual personal property such as boats, motors, jet skis, manufactured homes by January 31, 2018.  

•       Individuals who have added additions to their real property during 2017 are required to list such additions on a listing form annually.


Individuals who operate a business will be required to list their business personal property by January 31, 2018; however, extensions can be granted if requested by January 31, 2018. To request a business personal property extension, or to list business personal property, citizens can utilize the online business listing system located at, click on Tax Administration and follow the Business Listing System link. 


Requests for Property Tax Exemptions are required to be filed during the regular listing period which is January 1, 2018 through January 31, 2018; however, Elderly Homestead and Circuit Breaker applications can be filed until June 1, 2018. To find out more about exemptions and qualifications for exemptions please visit; click Tax Administration and follow the link for Property Tax Relief Programs.


For additional information, contact the Durham County General Government Call Center at (919) 560-0300.