In response to COVID-19 the Tax and Tag Office is open Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 and will limit in-person transactions until further notice. There is a max of 10 people limit in the lobby to allow for social distancing.
We have a Drop Box available for TAX payments and documents. You may mail payments and documents as well. You may pay taxes online. If you have questions, please contact our office directly, and we will instruct you on how your business may be conducted.
For the health and safety of our customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, some N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles Driver License offices will be closed starting Wednesday, March 18. Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all mobile stops have been cancelled until further notice. This includes the Polk County Mobile Drivers License unit located at 51 Walker Street in Columbus, which is typically opened on Thursday of the first full week of each month. Please contact NCDMV for further information.
Asheville, Hendersonville and Forest City offices are currently by appointment only.
For Property Addressing contact us: 828-894-8500
The Polk County Tax & Tag Office is located at:
51 Walker Street in Columbus.
The business hours are
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
DUPLICATE TAX RECEIPTS FOR REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. (PLEASE SCROLL DOWN).
MOTOR VEHICLE TAX RECEIPTS ARE AVAILABLE ON YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARD. DUPLICATE VEHICLE TAX RECEIPTS MAY BE OBTAINED BY CALLING THE DMV AT 919-814-1779
PARCEL INFORMATION ON GIS IS UPDATED EVERY ONE TO TWO MONTHS. IF YOU HAVE SOLD OR PURCHASED PROPERTY WITHIN THE PAST TWO MONTHS AND THE CORRECT OWNERSHIP INFO IS NOT BEING DISPLAYED, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE.
SPLITS, COMBINATIONS AND PROPERTIES SOLD AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021 WILL NOT BE REFLECTED ON GIS UNTIL AFTER JANUARY 1, 2022. HOWEVER, YOU MAY CLICK ON THE PRC (PROPERTY RECORD CARD) FOR CURRENT OWNER INFO.
ALL OTHER RESEARCH IS DONE VIA FAX OR EMAIL REQUEST
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Click this link for the Polk County LICENSE PLATE AGENCY
Conducts tax assessments and collections on real property, personal property and vehicles. Maintains public information on all residential and commercial properties in Polk County. Conducts periodic inspections and assessments. Partners with Registrar of Deeds, Building Inspections, Planning & Zoning and State Departments.
Also see our calendar for important dates. Calendar is located on the Home page, click 'See All Events' then choose the Tax Office from the drop down selections.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW TAX RECEIPTS ONLINE
*IMPORTANT* DISCOUNTS SHOWN ON THE AMOUNT DUE APPLIES ONLY TO TAXES PAID PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1.
CLICK HERE TO PAY VEHICLE REGISTRATION RENEWAL
CLICK HERE TO PAY TAXES ONLINE
(pays real estate, personal property)
You can also pay taxes by telephone at 1(800) 272-9829, please use your jurisdiction code of 4397.
Polk County Tax Collector uses Official Payments Corporation to accept online, telephone and in office payments. Clicking on the above links will take you automatically to their site. Official Payments Corporation charges a 3% convenience fee for the service.
Tax Administrator: Melissa O'Loughlin
PO Box 308
51 Walker St
Columbus NC 28722