Non-Business Personal Property:
Business Personal Property:
Contact the Customer Service office at 1 (910) 947-2255 or mail a signed written request to the Moore County Tax Department.
Personal property should be listed during the month of January each year.
Personal property items to be listed are: aircraft, boats, boat motors, jet skies, mobile homes, (untagged) motor vehicles and multi-year tag trailers.
Any individual or business owning or possessing personal property that is used as a part of a business, corporation, or other income producing entity in Moore County is required to file a Business Personal Property Listing with the Tax Office.
Business personal property should be listed during the month of January each year. An extension of time may be granted based upon a written request received prior to the end of January.
Business personal property is tangible assets that are used in connection with a business or any other income producing entity. These assets include manufacturing machinery, computers, cell phones, furniture, supplies, leasehold improvements, construction in progress, unlicensed and multi-year tag vehicles.
New business owners should contact the Tax Department to have a form mailed or access the Personal Property link on the web site for a printable version.
Ownership is maintained by deeds recorded in the Moore County Register of Deeds, or documents filed in the Moore County Clerk of Court. Deeds and estate files are processed by the Tax Department to update changes in ownership.
Contact the Moore County Tax Department Customer Service Office. Also, the Moore County Register of Deeds office maintains all recorded property transactions and provides online look-up.
A plat was recorded in Register of Deeds to combine my two lots and the Tax Department is still billing me for two separate lots. Why were the lots not combined?
A deed has not been recorded at Register of Deeds referencing the Plat Cabinet and Slide of the recorded survey combining or recombining the property.
Calculated acreage is the exact acreage that is computed within the parcel lines (meets and bounds). Taxable acreage should reflect either deeded or calculated acreage. If the deeded acreage of a parcel falls outside of a specified tolerance of calculated acreage or is in the farm deferred (Use Value) program, the parcel will be assessed based on calculated acreage.
By using the GIS online site of the Moore County web page or by visiting the Moore County Tax Department.
There are several programs available to property owners that help reduce the overall tax bill. An application is required and certain requirements have to be met in order for the property to qualify. The following programs are available: Elderly or Disabled Exclusion, Disabled Veterans Exclusion, Homestead Circuit Breaker, Builders Exemption and Present Use Value Assessment. To learn more click the program of interest, or to get an application, go to Tax Forms and select the application of interest.
The applications are available at the Moore County Tax Department or get a printable application by going to Tax Forms and selecting the application of interest.
Motor Vehicle FAQs
If the license plate transferred to another vehicle, please contact Department of Motor Vehicle. If the license plate has been submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicle License Plate Agency, the Tax Department needs to be notified within 1 year and a refund may be issued.
How can I get an adjustment to my bill for submitting my vehicle tag to the License Plate Agency before it expired?
Please mail a copy of the receipt along with a signed request for a refund. The request should be done within 1 year of submitting the license plate.
Taxpayers who are active duty military and have a home of record, as stated on the most current LES other than North Carolina are not required to pay personal property taxes in North Carolina. To process a release for the bill, the Tax Department will need a copy of a current LES. Spouses may be exempt. Please contact our office to inquiry.
Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to get the county corrected.
Vehicles are valued as of January 1 of the year in which the bill is due. Taxpayers may appeal the value within 30 days of the due. Consideration for excess mileage, excess wear and tear, accident damage, etc will be given based upon proof provided by the owner.
The tax year for a registered motor vehicle is the 12 months following a new registration or the expiration of an existing registration.
I received a bill for my motor vehicle and I do not live in Moore County anymore. What do I need to do with the bill?
If you still live in North Carolina and the license plate is active, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to get the county corrected. If you left North Carolina and have registered the vehicle in another state, disregard the notice; it is for the upcoming year.
I received a bill for my motor vehicle and the vehicle has been totaled, repossessed or stolen. What do I need to do with this bill?
In all cases the plate needs to be turned in or reported lost or stolen to the License Plate Agency. For a totaled vehicle the Tax Department also needs an accident report. For a Repossessed vehicle the Tax Department will need a repossession letter. And for a stolen vehicle the Tax Department will need a police report. Once the necessary documentation has been received, a refund will be issued if applicable.