Tax


The Tax Office is responsible for listing, appraising and assessing all real and personal property located in Catawba County. In addition, this office is responsible for collecting taxes for Catawba County. If you are coming in to pay your tax bill in person, exact change is appreciated. Please contact us with any questions you may have at (828) 465-8414.

Catawba County's Tax Base - Fiscal Year 2021$18,970,732,316
for a tax levy of
$109,080,596

Catawba County's Tax Collection Rate - Fiscal Year 2021

98.96%
TaxpayerType of BusinessAssessed
Valuation
% of Total Taxable
Assessed Value
Apple Inc.Computer Service1,213,996,3596.83
Duke Energy Carolinas LLCElectric Utility866,429,3894.87
GKN Driveline Newton LLCGears Mfg.240,732,6581.35
Corning Cable Systems LLCCable Mfg.166,626,767.94

Prysmian Cables and Systems LLC/
Claremont NA Cable Systems LLC

Cable Mfg.145,813,000.82
CommScope Inc of North CarolinaCable Mfg.116,960,643.66
Target CorporationWarehouse/Retail116,960,643.43
Duke LifepointMedical Care76,387,670.43
Piedmont Natural Gas Co IncGas Utility75,008,852.42
Hickory Springs Mfg CoManufacturing49,555,610.28
Totals:3,028,754,667

17.03

*Values are Real Estate and Business Personal Property only – no vehicle values are included

All property is subject to County Tax plus either Fire or Municipality Tax

AND

All rates are levied per $100 valuation

CountyTax Rate
Catawba.575

Fire District

Tax Rate
Mtn View.09
Propst.077
St Stephens.12
Conover Rural.115
Oxford.065
Sherrills Ford/Terrell.13
Bandys.115
Maiden Rural.1053
Claremont Rural.13
Catawba Rural.13
Long View Rural.113
Newton Rural.15
Cooksville.075
Hickory Rural.15
MunicipalityTax RateVehicle Tag Fee
Brookford, Town.52$0.00
Catawba, Town.58$0.00
Claremont, City.49$15.00
Conover, City.50$30.00
Hickory, City.6275$5.00
Long View, Town.57$0.00
Maiden, Town.38$0.00
Newton, City.54$30.00

The Catawba County Tax Office received a Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Catawba County is currently the fourth jurisdiction in North Carolina to hold this distinction. Read more HERE.