The Town of Harrisburg utilizes the Cabarrus County offices of the Tax Assessor for assessment and billing of our Ad Valorem Tax levies. Our current tax levy is $0.435 per $100 valuation. We are responsible for the collection of all levies in accordance with the North Carolina General Statutes. The Tax Division also supports Cabarrus County in processing applications for tax relief and tax exemptions that may be granted under North Carolina State law and maintains records of property ownership and tax maps.
Each December, the Tax Department mails out forms for the listing of personal property to all taxpayers who listed the previous year or who purchased real estate during that calendar year. These forms must be completed and returned to the Tax Department during the month of January.
Taxes due are computed on the basis of real and personal property owned. The paramount of the bill must be paid if the payment is made between September 1 and January 5 (of the following calendar year). After January 7, interest is assessed on the basis of delinquency.
State law provides for a reduction of property taxes for certain qualified taxpayers 65 years of age or older, and for citizens who are totally and permanently disabled. Further information about this feature of the law may be obtained from the Cabarrus County Tax Department.
Homestead Exclusion for Elderly or Disabled
Qualifying property owners can benefit from having an amount equal to the greater of $25,000 or 50% of the value of their permanent residence excluded from taxation. To qualify, the property owner must meet the following criteria for the year in which they apply:
- Is at least 65 years of age or 100% totally and permanently disabled
- Has an income for the prior year of not more than the statutory limit*
- Is a Town of Harrisburg (Cabarrus County) resident
- Home that the application is for is the applicant’s permanent residence
*For married owners living together, the income of both spouses must be included. This is applicable whether or not the property is in both names.
Application period is open from January 1 – June 1 each year.
More information on the program and a link to apply for the program during the application period can be found on the County’s website: https://www.cabarruscounty.us/Government/Departments/Tax-Administration/Land-Records/Real-and-Personal-Property-Tax-Exclusion
Taxes & Bills
Harrisburg residents receive one tax bill for both Town of Harrisburg and Cabarrus County property taxes. Tax bills are expected to be mailed to residents in mid-July and are due on September 1 each year. Annual payments can be made online through Cabarrus County's website. Additional information regarding personal property tax and vehicle tax is also available on the county website.
All outstanding taxes prior to 2014 can be paid through the Town of Harrisburg. Payments can be made by mail to:
Town of Harrisburg
4100 Main Street
Harrisburg, NC 28075
Payments can also be made in person at Harrisburg Town Hall, 4100 Main Street, Suite 101 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Town of Harrisburg tax payments are no longer accepted online. Call Harrisburg Customer Service at 704-455-5614 with questions.
Annual payments can be paid online through Cabarrus County’s website, or by mail to:
Cabarrus County Tax Collection
P.O. Box 707
Concord, NC 28026
Payments can also be made in person at the Cabarrus County Government Center, 65 Church Street in Concord Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the Cabarrus County Tax Collection Department at 704-920-2119 with questions.