Payment Information

Learn about different payment options available to pay your property taxes.

An important message regarding installment payments:  

Upon receiving your property tax bill, you may elect to make installment payments.  Payments may be made in any amount and at any interval  provided the taxes are paid in full before becoming delinquent. Prior approval from the Department of Tax Administration is not required to make installment payments on current bills. A statement reflecting the account balance will be mailed after each payment. 

Learn more about prepaying taxes and formal payment plans.

Payment Options

Pay By Mail


Wake County Tax Administration

P.O. Box  580084

Charlotte NC 28258-0084

All other correspondence:

Wake County Tax Administration

P.O. Box 2331

Raleigh NC 27602


Important! Always write the account number(s) you wish to pay in the memo section on your check. If making an advance payment, also write ‘Prepayment’ in this area.

Use Your Online Banking Bill Pay

Pay a tax bill using your financial institution’s bill pay service.

To allow for processing, we recommend scheduling your payment to be made at least 5 business days prior to the actual due date on the tax bill.  Be certain to verify the property tax account number submitted with your payment as it can change between billings.

If making an advance payment, please have your bank indicate ‘Prepayment’ on the remittance.

Delayed posting may occur if the incorrect tax account number is provided. 

Remit to:

Wake County Tax Administration 

P.O. Box 580084 

Charlotte NC 28258-0084   

Pay by Checking Account Online

Payment by checking account draft provides customers with the ability to authorize Wake County to draft a one-time tax payment from their checking account.

No service fees are charged for the use of this payment option.

Your checking account will be drafted within two business days of your authorization date.

Pay with Visa or MasterCard

Fees for paying with Visa or MasterCard:

  • Visa or MasterCard Consumer Debit card are assessed a flat fee of $3.95 per transaction regardless of the amount of tax paid.
  • All other MasterCard and Visa cards incur a service charge of 2.3% of the tax amount charged. A minimum service charge of $1.00 applies.

Pay Online: The system is available 24 hours a day seven days a week and will advise you of the total charge prior to your authorization.

In Office: Credit cards may be used when paying in person at our main office located in downtown Raleigh at 301 S. McDowell Street, Suite 3800, Raleigh NC 27601.

Please note, credit cards may not be used when making a prepayment on taxes. 


Pay in Person


Credit/Debit cards are accepted only at the Tax Administration main office location.

Please contact the payment location prior to visiting. Hours of operation may change without notice.

Tax Administration Main Office
301 S. McDowell St., 3rd Floor
Raleigh NC 27601
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Apex Town Hall 
73 Hunter St.
Apex NC 27502
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Departure Drive HS Center 
5809 Departure Dr.
Raleigh NC 27616
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Eastern Regional Center
1002 Dogwood Dr.
Zebulon NC 27597
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Garner Town Hall
900 Seventh Ave.
Garner NC 27529
8:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 2–4:45 p.m.

Holly Springs Town Hall
128 S. Main St.
Holly Springs NC 27540
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Knightdale Town Hall
950 Steeple Square Ct
Knightdale NC 27545
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Northern Regional Center
350 E. Holding Ave.
Wake Forest NC 27587
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Rolesville Town Hall 
502 Southtown Circle
Rolesville NC 27571
8 a.m.–noon and 2–5 p.m. 

Southern Regional Center
130 N. Judd Parkway NE
Fuquay Varina NC 27526
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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