New Bern-Craven County
Property Taxes

New Bern Property Taxes


Craven County .5394 252 636 6603
New Bern .46 252 639 7531
Havelock .59 252 444 6403
Bridgeton.50252 637 3697
Cove City.2678 252 633 1595
Dover.35252 523 9610
Riverbend.3105252 638 3870
Trent Woods.17252 637 9810
Vanceboro.53252 244 0919

In addition to Real Property Taxes you may have to pay a Fire District Tax unless you live in the city of New Bern or Havelock. These cities have their own fire departments.

Fire District Name Township  
Tri Community 2A .0658
Little Swift Creek 2B .07
Township One 1C .0269
Township Three 3D .0861
Township Five 5E .0653
Township Six 6F .0586
Township Seven 7G .0216
West New Bern 8H .391
Township Nine 9L .0746
Rhems 8J .457

State and local Tax

State Sales Tax=4.75%
Local sales Tax=2%
Total Sales Tax=6.75%

North Carolina Homestead Act


YEAR 2008 COUNTY OF _____________________

North Carolina excludes from property taxes the greater of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or fifty percent (50%) of the appraised value of a permanent residence owned and occupied by a qualifying owner. A qualifying owner is an owner who meets all of the following requirements as of January 1 preceding the taxable year for which the benefit is claimed:

(1) Is at least 65 years of age or totally and permanently disabled.

(2) Has an income for the preceding calendar year of not more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).

(3) Is a North Carolina resident.

Income is defined as all moneys received from every source other than gifts or inheritances received from a spouse, lineal ancestor, or lineal descendant. For married applicants residing with their spouses, the income of both spouses must be included, whether or not the property is in both names.

Income Example:

If a claimant's income for 2007 was $4,000.00 and this person had $6,000.00 in Social Security benefits which were not taxable, his income for 2007 would be $10,000.00. Assuming this was all of the claimant’s income for 2007 and he was at least 65 years of age or totally and permanently disabled, he would qualify for the Homestead Exclusion for tax year 2008.

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