Johnston county taxes pay online

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About Johnston County

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This web site is provided by Rana Smith, County Treasurer. Our goal is to provide a convenient, additional way to search and pay on tax records. I believe that this website allows greater access to public information -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- all without the inconvenience or expense of a trip to the courthouse. 

Note: Tax amounts will increase after the 15th day of each month. Please be sure to contact the Johnston County Treasurer's Office if you are sending your payment by mail to get an accurate tax quote.




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Rana Smith
Johnston County Treasurer
403 W. Main, Suite 103
Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Telephone: (580) 371-3082
Email: [email protected]


Denise Hook, 1st Deputy Treasurer - Financial and Current Tax Clerk

Alanda Smith, 2nd Deputy Treasurer - Delinquent Tax Clerk 

Liz Hart, 2nd Deputy Treasurer - Delinquent Tax Clerk


Pursuant to 25 O.S. 82.1

the following dates have been declared a holiday by the Board of County Commissioners on which County Offices will be closed:  

DECEMBER 24-25, 2020 Christmas January 1, 2021 New Years DayJanuary 18, 2021 Martin Luther King February 15, 2021 President's Day April 02, 2021 Good Friday May 31, 2021 Memorial Day July 05, 2021 Independence Day September 06, 2021 Labor Day October 11, 2021 Columbus Day November 11, 2021 Veteran's Day November 25-26, 2021 Thanksgiving December 23-24, 2021 Christmas December 31, 2021 New Years Day






Rana Smith, Johnston County Treasurer

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Q: Where is the Tax Office Located?
A: We are in downtown Smithfield on the 2nd floor of the Johnston County Court House.  207 E. Johnston St. Smithfield, NC


Q: What are the Tax Office hours?
A: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Q: When can I expect to receive my annual tax bill?
A: Taxes on real property, personal property, and business personal property are billed each year in July and the tax statements are mailed before August 1st.  Registered motor vehicle taxes are included in your NCDMV renewal notice.


Q: When are property taxes due?
A: Property taxes are due and payable on September 1st of each year. The taxpayer has until the following January 5th to pay without penalty or interest. Interest begins on January 6th and is 2% for the first month and 3/4% for each month thereafter.


Q: What if I didn't receive a tax bill?
A: You may view or print a copy of your tax statement at


Q: My mortgage company is supposed to pay the property taxes.  Why am I receiving a bill?
A: The statement is for your records only.  Mortgage companies request data for their accounts directly from the Tax Office and will remit payment prior to the end of the calendar year.


Q: What if I sold the property and still receive a tax bill?
A: Taxes are billed in the name of the January 1st owner.  However, the statements are mailed to the owner of record as of June 30th.  If you receive a bill for property you no longer own, you may forward it to the new owner.


Q: Can I make payment arrangements?
A: Payments arrangements are available for current year taxes up to the time they become delinquent.  We cannot accept payment arrangements on prior year, unpaid taxes.  Complete a payment agreement and return it to the Tax Collections office or call 919-989-5120 for additional information.


Q: What action is taken if taxes are not paid before they become delinquent?
A: Our goal is to work with taxpayers to insure that all bills are paid in a timely manner.  Delinquent taxes are collectable by wage garnishment, bank attachment, seizure of vehicle, attachment of your NC State Tax Refund, and foreclosure.


Q: How do I obtain receipts for taxes I have paid?
A: You can print a duplicate receipt for real property, personal property, and business personal property taxes at   You may also visit the tax office for duplicate tax receipts.  Or you can send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with a written request to: The Johnston County Tax Collector PO Box 451 Smithfield, NC 27577.

To obtain a receipt for registered motor vehicle taxes, visit the NCDMV website.


Q: What is the difference between Real Property and Personal Property?
A:  All taxable property is to be listed as either real property or personal property.  The following paragraph provides basic information and will assist in defining the two property types. The requirements for the listing and appraising of real property differ from the requirements for the listing and appraising of personal property.  Detailed information about the two distinct types of property and the taxpayer's responsibilities can be found in either the Real Property or the Personal Property section of our website.


Real property consist of land and everything that is attached to the land (buildings and other improvements) when the attachment is made with the intention that it be permanent.

Examples of Real Property include:

  • A house and lot in a subdivision
  • Buildings attached to land (warehouse, storage building, detached garage)
  •  Some Manufactured Homes
  • Other improvements to land (concrete paving, fence, swimming pool)

Personal property is essentially all property that is not considered real property.  It is relatively easy to pick up and move from one location to another.  Personal property can be classified as tangible, when the item has physical form (boat, airplane, camper) or intangible, when the property itself has no physical form (promissory note, patent, copyright).  Personal property can be owned by an individual or by a business.

Examples of Individual Personal Property include:

  • Unlicensed vehicles, which are those not having an active North Carolina registration on January 1 of a year, including  automobiles, trucks trailers, campers and motorcycles.
  • Vehicles registered with a International Registration Plan (IRP) Plate with the NCDMV
  • Vehicles with permanent multiyear tags issued by the NCDMV
  • Boats, Boat Motors, Jet Skis, etc.
  • Aircraft, including Hot Air balloons, Ultra lights and Gliders
  • Manufactured Homes that are not listed as real property


Q: How are motor vehicles taxed?
A: The Tag & Tax Together program combines your Licensed North Carolina Vehicle registration fees and property taxes into one renewal notice.  The NCDMV will mail you an invitation to renew and you will make payment directly to their office. 

Unlicensed vehicles, which are those not having an active North Carolina registration on January 1st of a year, should be listed as personal property each and every year.


Q: Are there any programs available to assist in lowering my tax liability?
A:  North Carolina offers property tax relief to qualified property owners who are elderly, disabled and to permanently disabled veterans.  The Present Use Valuation Program enables property owners who use their land for horticultural, agricultural, or forestry purposes to receive a significant tax reduction provided the owner and the land meet all the statutory requirements.  Some types of property may be eligible for a property tax exemption.  All of these programs require the property owner to complete an application and all information must be verified by the tax office.  Visit the Property Tax Relief section of our website for additional information.


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Real Property or Real Estate

North Carolina General Statutes require that real estate be assessed at 100% of its market value as of January 1 of each reappraisal year. The assessment of new construction is based on its percent of completion as of January 1. The real property office is responsible for the valuation of all real estate and also administers the Present Use Valuation Program, Property Tax Relief, and tax exemptions.

Real estate includes land, buildings, structures, and improvements. A manufactured home located on land owned by the owner of the manufactured home is also considered to be real estate when the axles and hitch are removed and located on a permanent foundation. Concrete pillars are considered a permanent foundation. During the listing period (January 1 - January 31 of each year), property owners are required to list any new buildings, additions, improvements, or deletions that occurred during the previous year. Obtaining a construction permit does not fulfill this requirement. Painting, re-roofing, and landscaping are considered maintenance and do not require a listing form. Ownership of real estate is established on January 1 of the tax year. Transfer of ownership during the year does not relieve the seller of tax liability. Taxes that are prorated at the time of closing are part of a private contract between buyer and seller. If you have questions about how your taxes were prorated, contact your realtor or closing attorney.

Property tax payments - several ways to pay

Did you know?


Property taxes may be paid in monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly installments.  We know that coming up with a large sum of money at one time can be difficult.  If smaller, more frequent payments would be helpful, you may complete a payment plan or contact the collections office at 919-989-5120 to set up a personalized payment plan.

Johnston County's annual Property Tax Bills are mailed to property owner's each year in late July. Property taxes are due and payable on September 1st. The entire amount must be paid in full prior to January 5th of the following calendar year to avoid interest and costly enforced collection. In addition to the amount of tax due, the tax bill contains other useful information. Click here for a detailed illustration that provides a better understanding of the statement.

I Received My 2019 Tax Statement and Need Additional Information

2019 Tax Statements mailed on July 31st.  This is the first bill you have received since we completed the 2019 county-wide real property revaluation.  You may notice changes in your property value and/or the tax amount and not understand what caused the change.  Homeowners who have an escrow account might wonder why the bill wasn't sent to their mortgage company.  Or perhaps it is difficult for you to pay the entire tax at one time.  By clicking on a link below, you will receive additional information on these and other topics.

Property Value | Tax Amount | Escrow Accounts | Payment | Frequently Asked Questions


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All information on this site is prepared for the inventory of real property found within Johnston County. All data is compiled from recorded deeds, plats, and other public records and data. Users of this data are hereby notified that the aforementioned public information sources should be consulted for verification of the information. All information contained herein was created for the Johnston County's internal use. Johnston County, its employees and agents make no warranty as to the correctness or accuracy of the information set forth on this site whether express or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use. If you have any questions about the data displayed on this website please contact the Johnston County Tax Office at 919-989-5130. For technical problems related to this website, please contact the Johnston County Tax Office at 919-989-5130.

If you have any questions about the data displayed on this website please contact the Johnston County Tax Office at 919-989-5130. For technical problems related to this website, please contact the Johnston County Tax Office at 919-989-5130.


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In-depth Johnston County, NC Property Tax Information

In order to determine the tax bill, your local tax assessor’s office takes into account the property’s assessed value, the current assessment rate, as well as any tax exemptions or abatements for that property.

You can see all factors used to determine the tax bill and find more information on your property of interest by opening the full property report.
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SEE Detailed property tax report for 315 Parkridge Dr, Johnston County, NC

Property tax in North Carolina is a locally assessed tax, collected by the counties. The State Department of Revenue is responsible for listing, appraising and assessing all real estate estate within the counties. State legislation requires each county to reappraise real property, land, buildings and other improvements, at least once every eight years. However, it also allows them to revalue more frequently at their discretion.

The Johnston County Revenue Department establishes the appraised value, also known as market value, for all taxable property within the county. Market value has been defined by The Supreme Court as the sale price of real estate as agreed upon between a willing buyer and willing seller, with neither being under duress to buy or sell.

Property taxes are based on the assessed value of the property, which are calculated based on market values and a predetermined ratio. North Carolina General Statutes require that real estate be assessed at 100% of its market value as of January 1 of each reappraisal year.

Johnston County provides taxpayers with several types of exemptions, including elderly of disabled exemptions, circuit breaker tax deferment program and disabled veteran exclusion which may lower the property's tax bill. These are deducted from the assessed value to give the property's taxable value.

We have no information about whether any exemptions currently apply to this property, therefore the taxable value is equal to the assessed value.

Property tax is calculated by multiplying the assessed value with the corresponding tax rates and is an estimate of what an owner not benefiting from tax deductions would pay.

Actual taxes might differ from the figures displayed here due to various abatement and financial assistance programs.
For more information please visit the web page of Johnston County's Tax Administration or look up this property's current tax situation and valuation.

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    Appealing to the Board of Equalization and Review

    North Carolina General Statutes 105-283 and 105-286 require counties to reappraise all real property at its true market value once every eight (8) years.

    Johnston County's current revaluation is effective as of January 1, 2019.

    Each year, beginning in January and ending on the date that the Board of Equalization adjourns, taxpayers have the opportunity to appeal real property valuations. The Board of Equalization and Review will adjourn at 5:00 PM, April 22, 2021 and will no longer accept 2021 real property value appeals after that date.


    Should I Appeal the Market Value of My Property?

    The assessed value of real property should be comparable to the actual market value of such property as of January 1, 2019.  If you do not agree with the market value assigned to your property, you may want to consider appealing the valuation.  The following table will assist you in determining whether you have legitimate concerns that justify a review of the property value.  Appealing the market value may result in an increase in value, a decrease in value, or the value may remain the same.

    Valid Reasons to Appeal

    Invalid Reasons to Appeal

    Market Value is substantially above or below

    the property’s actual market value.

    Market Value has changed too much

    compared to the previous valuation.

    Market Value is inconsistent with

    the market value of similar property.

    Market value is different from

    construction cost or insurance value.


    Market value is just too high or low.


     Owner might not be financially able to pay the taxes.


    Real Property Appeals

    Items required before beginning:

    • Parcel number - typically found on a Notice of Real Estate Assessed Value, Property Tax Bill, or some other correspondence you have received from the County
    • Supporting documentation - appraisals, sales information, photos, etc., that existed January 1, 2017, through January 1, 2019

    If you would like to appeal your real property value, you may either:

      1. Submit an Appeal Online
      2. Download an Appeal Form and Return it by Mail
      3. Request an Appeal Form be Mailed to You (919-989-5130)

    Mail completed Appeal Forms and Supporting Documentation to:

    Johnston County Board of Equalization and Review
    P.O. Box 368
    Smithfield, NC 27577

    Tax representatives and other non-attorneys must file a signed Power of Attorney prior to the Board of Equalization and Review hearing. You may obtain a Power of Attorney Form by calling the Tax Office at 919-989-5130 or download here.


    Individual & Business Personal Property Appeals

    2020 Individual & Business Personal Property Appeal Form

    As per North Carolina General Statute 105-317.1(c), a taxpayer who owns personal property taxable in Johnston County may appeal the value, situs, or taxability of the property within 30 days of the date of the initial notice of value or within 30 days of the date on the tax notice. Upon receipt of a timely appeal, the Johnston County Tax Office will arrange a hearing with the Board of Equalization and Review. The taxpayer will be given the opportunity to present any evidence or argument that supports their appeal. The Tax Office will provide notice to the taxpayer of the board's decision.


    Mail completed Personal Property Appeal forms and supporting documentation to:
    Johnston County Tax Administration
    Attn: Personal Property Appeals
    PO Box 368
    Smithfield, NC 27577


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