Important Tax Dates
- Real estate and personal property listed for taxation during January are billed in July and may be paid on or before August 31 to receive a 1/2% discount. Taxes must be paid on or before January 5th to avoid interest and enforced collection.
- Gross receipts taxes on short-term leases of Motor Vehicles and are due by the 15th of each month for the previous month’s collections.
- Beer and/or wine licenses are issued and due May 1st.
- Motel/Hotel occupancy taxes are due by the 15th of each month for the previous month collections.
The 2020 Real Property Listing form will be available January 2, 2020. It can be filled out and submitted online or you may pick up a copy from the tax office, appraisal division, located at 400 West Market Street. Property owners are required to list any improvements over the past 12 months. If you have made no changes to your property, you do not have to submit a form.
The Board of E&R Appeal period is January 1, 2020 through May 15, 2020 at 5pm. Appeal forms can be mailed or emailed to the tax payer. An online appeal form is also available.
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The Guilford County Tax Department is comprised of both the Assessor and Collector Offices. The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the listing, appraisal and assessment of all taxable property in Guilford County. The Collector’s Office is responsible for the collection of all property taxes due to Guilford County as well as Greensboro, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Sedalia, Summerfield and Whitsett, and parts of Archdale, Burlington, Kernersville and High Point.
Our offices provide a vast amount of information to the general public, via the internet, which can be accessed using the links provided.
The Tax Department has two offices in Guilford County. The Greensboro office is located in the Guilford County Independence Center at 400 West Market Street. The High Point office is located at 325 East Russell Avenue.
Each year in late December, personal property listing forms are sent to property owners that had a personal property listing in the prior year. All personal property subject to annual listing must be listed during the month of January in order to avoid a 10% late listing penalty as mandated by State law. Because Guilford County utilizes a permanent listing system for real estate, real property does not have to be listed unless an improvement or deletion was made to the property during the preceding calendar year. Listing forms are available through the links at the left of this page. Persons listing real or personal property for the first time should contact the Tax Assessor’s Office for listing information. In addition to listing services, the Assessor’s office administers tax relief programs for qualified applicants.
The Tax Assessor’s primary responsibility is to appraise, list and assess all taxable real and personal property each year and furnish tax base figures to the County, Municipalities and Fire Departments for budget purposes. Real estate is currently revalued every five years in Guilford County. This procedure allows the Tax Department to adjust the appraised value of real estate to reflect the property’s true value in light of changing real estate market conditions. The most recent revaluation occurred in 2017.