The Town of Waynesville real estate and personal preperty taxes are billed annually in September and due the first week of January. Tax amounts are based on Haywood County's value assesment of the property and calculated using the tax rate as it is established by the Town Manager, Board of Alderman, and Tax Collector.
All residents that live within the Town of Waynesville city limits, own property, or own a business inside city limits are required to pay taxes. Tax bills are sent to the property owner as of January 1st of the tax year. If you have sold the real property assessed to you, please notify the new owner of any unpaid taxes. Taxes are advertised in the name of the current taxpayer as of January 6th.
The Town's current tax rate is 40.82 cents per $100.00. (to calculate your town taxes, multiply the property's assessed value by .004082)
The Town does not assess properties or maintain property records. For information on your property's assessed value, late penalties, or exemptions please contact Haywood County Tax Assessor's office at 828-452-6734.
The Town of Waynesville does not issue or process vehicle taxes.
Unpaid taxes as of January 6th will be subject to 2% interest and 3/4% interest per month thereafter. A second notice of taxes due will be sent in February. Taxes that are still unpaid in March will be advertised in the newspaper, The Mountaineer.
Payment arrangements may be made through the Finance Department by calling 828-456-3515. Delinquent taxes may be paid in monthly increments but must be paid in full by June 15th.
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