Cumberland County NC 2011 Property Tax Guide
How much are property taxes for Cumberland County NC new homes?
Whether you're considering relocating from the other side of the country or the other side of the Triangle, you've probably wondered what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home.
Towns within Cumberland County are particularly popular with families looking to stay near Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, or to have affordable country living just a short hop from big city life in the Triangle.
Cumberland County encompasses Falcon, Fayetteville, Eastover, Godwin, Manchester, Spring Lake, and Wade.
How Much are 2011 Property Taxes in Cumberland County, NC?
Here are the 2011 rates, by town within Cumberland County. To get the total property tax rate for a town, simply add the county tax to the town tax. For example, Hope Mills has a town rate of 0.42, and the Cumberland County rate is 0.74. Add the two together - the total tax rate for Hope Mills, NC is 1.160.
The Cumberland County property tax chart is not as confusing as it looks. The tax rates are always based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price, so you'll want to look up the assessed value, or ask your agent for it.
1. Take the assessed value of the property.
2. Divide by 100.
3. Multiply by the combined 2011 tax rate.
4. This will give you the yearly tax amount, per 2011 fiscal year rates.
And just to give you an idea, here's a table of sample yearly tax payments for different sample assessed home values.
This table gives sample property tax bills for all the cities in Cumberland County, such as Falcon, Fayetteville, Eastover, Godwin, Manchester, Spring Lake, and Wade.
There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Cumberland County Property Tax Page for most recent information.
Where Should I Live to Get the Lowest Property Tax Rate?
Your tax bill can be lower if your home or property is not actually within a municipality, or town. If this is the case, you'll pay just the County rate, plus most likely a fire district tax and/or the special district tax.
Check the Address of Your New Cumberland County Home
If there's a particular home that you're considering, you can go directly to the Cumberland County Tax Records Site, type in the address, and see the assessed value of the property. If there is a discrepancy, don't be afraid to ask your real estate agent to pull comps for you!
Want to Compare Property Tax Rates?
Compare property tax rates in Cumberland County to other counties in the area here: