Guide to Chapel Hill
2019 Property Tax Rates (dollars per $100 valuation)
Chapel Hill City/Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District
Carrboro City/Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District
Orange County/Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District
Orange County/County School District
0.9271 – 1.3379
Hillsborough City/Orange County
North Chatham County
- State personal property tax is 8%; no city or county income tax.
- In some counties in North Carolina, a sales tax of 7.5% is paid at the time of purchase for most items (4.75% goes to State general fund, 2.75% is returned to county and local governments). Food items are taxed at 2%. Most utility services are taxed at 3%. Additional state taxes are included in the purchase price of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and gasoline.
- The Highway Use Tax is 3% of the retail value of the motor vehicle. New residents moving to N.C. pay 3% of the wholesale value of their automobiles, a one-time fee.