2013 Property Tax Listing Begins January 2nd


All persons and businesses in Guilford County are required by North Carolina law to list for taxation before midnight January 31, 2013, personal property owned on January 1, 2013.  Personal property items subject to listing include boats and watercraft, mobile homes, unregistered motor vehicles, motor vehicles registered in another state, aircraft, and property used in connection with a business.      

Vehicles annually licensed in North Carolina are not to be listed on the personal property listing form, since property taxes for these vehicles will be billed automatically to the registered owner after the license plate is acquired or renewed.  However, vehicles which do not have a current North Carolina license plate, trailers registered on a multiyear basis, and motor vehicles owned and leased by public service companies are to be listed.     

Because Guilford County utilizes a permanent listing system for real estate, real property does not have to be listed unless an improvement or deletion is made to the property during the preceding calendar year.  Examples of improvements that must be listed include the addition of aluminum or vinyl siding, central heat and/or air conditioning, storage buildings or detached garages, and swimming pools.  The deadline for listing real property improvements or deletions is January 31, 2013.  

Listings may be submitted in person, by mail, or for listings of property used in connection with a business, electronically via an on-line listing system.     
If you do not receive a listing form by January 13th and you own personal property subject to listing or made improvements or deletions to real property during 2012, listing forms are available through the links to the left of this page or you should call one of the telephone numbers below to request a form.  If you own no  personal property subject to listing and made no improvements or deletions to real property during the preceding calendar year, you need not request, complete, or submit a listing form.  Listings submitted in person or  postmarked after January 31, 2013 will be subject to a penalty.  Business listings submitted electronically after May 15, 2013 will be subject to a penalty.  Unlisted property will be subject to discovery and penalty.   

The deadline for submission of applications for tax relief is June 3, 2013.  Homeowners sixty-five (65) years and older and homeowners totally and permanently disabled, whose income (including social security) does not exceed $28,100, and honorably discharged veterans totally and permanently disabled may qualify.  Applications are online and available at the tax department.  

If you need assistance please visit www.co.guilford.nc.us.  Tax Department personnel will also be available at the following locations during regular business hours to assist you:

Guilford County Tax Department
Guilford County Independence Center
400 West Market Street
Greensboro, N.C.
Telephone: 641-3320
Guilford County Tax Department
Governmental Complex
325 East Russell Ave
High Point, N.C.
Telephone: 641-7911

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