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

Catawba County's Tax Collection Rate - Fiscal Year 2021

TaxpayerType of BusinessAssessed
% of Total Taxable
Assessed Value
Apple Inc.Computer Service1,294,005,8876.99
Duke Energy Carolinas LLCElectric Utility959,881,9745.18
GKN Driveline Newton LLCGears Mfg.240,223,4611.29
Corning Cable Systems LLCCable Mfg.207,385,4961.12

Prysmian Cables and Systems LLC/
Claremont NA Cable Systems LLC

Cable Mfg.152,973,237.82
CommScope Inc of North CarolinaCable Mfg.141,309,933.76
Piedmont Natural Gas Co IncGas Utility82,409,267.44
Target CorporationWarehouse/ Retail78,815,261.42
Shurtape Technologies IncManufacturing78,700,376.42
Duke LifePoint (Frye)Medical Care76,306,733.21


*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


All rates are levied per $100 valuation

CountyTax Rate

Fire District

Tax Rate
Mtn View.09
St Stephens.12
Conover Rural.115
Sherrills Ford/Terrell.13
Maiden Rural.1053
Claremont Rural.13
Catawba Rural.13
Long View Rural.113
Newton Rural.15
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.