The Collector's Division is responsible for collecting all real and personal taxes assessed in the county. These taxes include real estate, vehicle, business personal property, and other personal property taxes such as manufactured homes, untagged vehicles, and boats. The total amount of tax the collections division will collect from Buncombe County and the six other municipalities amount to more than $100 million each year. The collection division mails over 100,000 real estate tax notices each year, in addition to more than 20,000 vehicle tax notices each month.
Important Date - Taxes Become Past Due
2012 Property Tax Bills become past due on January 8, 2013. To avoid interest or collection action occurring, please pay your bill by or before January 7, 2013
Important Legislative Changes
House Bill 1779
Interest on Vehicle Tax
Effective January 1, 2006 interest of 5% will be added to any unpaid balance on the “Date Interest Begins” as noted on your bill, an additional ¾ percent interest will be added to any unpaid balance at the beginning of each subsequent month.
Did you know that we accept prepayments on your taxes?
We have taxpayers each year who start making monthly payments before they receive their tax bill. If you choose to do this, please be sure to write your PIN number or account number on your check along with the words prepayment. Once you receive your bill you can continue the monthly payments until the bill is paid in full. This is a good way to budget and make sure your taxes are paid before they become past due.
Mail your payment to the Buncombe County Tax Collector, 35 Woodfin St., Suite 204, Asheville NC 28801-3014 or drop it in our convenient drive-up drop box located in the parking lot. For complete directions to our drop box see our website or call (828) 250-4910 and listen to our phone message menu.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.