North Carolina

In State Info by TSL Admin

Primary Sale Type: Tax Deed
Secondary Type(s): OTC
Sale Date(s): Varies: set by taxing jurisdiction
Bid Type: Premium Bidding
Rate of Return: NA
Redemption Period: NA
Over-the-Counter: Deed
Statute Section(s): Gen. Statutes of North Carolina
CH 105, Sub CH II, Article 26
State Website:

State Overview:

There are 100 counties in North Carolina.

County Directory

The two most populous areas in North Carolina are Mecklenburg (919,000+) and Wake (900,000+) County.

Search Demographics:

North Carolina is classified as a Tax Deed state. Sale dates vary greatly and are set by the individual county's tax collector. OTC sales are available as state held lands.

Auction Process / Redemption:

North Carolina utilizes the 'Premium Bid' method to determine a winning bidder. The sale shall be by public auction for an amount equal to at least the delinquent taxes, interest, penalties, and costs and shall, in accordance with the judgment, be held at the courthouse door on any day of the week except a Sunday or legal holiday. There is no applicable redemption period or interest rates as there are no liens being offered. The Tax Deed is finalized upon completion of the sale.

State Resources:

Resource Description Instructions and Additional Information
North Carolina Tax Collectors' Association Contact Information and websites, if one exists, for all 100 county officers responsible for real property tax collection. NA
North Carolina Tax Collectors' Association Contact information and websites, if such exist, for all 267 municipal (City and Town) Tax Collector. NA
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Links to county websites, if such exist. NA
University of North Carolina, School of Government Links to municipal websites, if such exist. NA
Zacchaeus Legal Services Links to property listings in different counties. NA