To pay taxes in person, visit us in the Richmond County Courthouse located at 114 E. Franklin St. in Rockingham, NC. Our business hours are Monday through Friday and we are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Please be advised that we do close for the major holidays.  Contact us at 910-997-8270 if you have questions.

If you receive a tax bill with a return envelope, the most efficient way to pay by mail is to send your payment using the payment stub and envelope provided. The return address on the payment stub is the address of our payment processor.

All payments should be mailed to:

Richmond County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 1644
Rockingham, NC 28380

Pay your taxes online by searching your record and adding to cart. Payments accepted include cards issued by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA, or ATM pin-less debit cards with the VISA or MasterCard logo. A convenience fee of 2.5% +$.30/transaction will be added to your total. This amount is charged by the payment processor, PayPal, and is not collected by the county.

To pay by phone, call toll-free 844-368-1560.  You will be prompted to enter the bill number you wish to pay.

Any resident unable to pay their taxes in full by Jan. 6 may make partial payments.  The Tax Office will work with individuals who need to make payments throughout the year; however, a payment agreement must be reached prior to the past due date of Jan. 6.  It is the responsibility of the property owner to make monthly payments on time.  Failure to do so will void the agreement and begin the process of collection enforcement.

Once any bill starts to accrue interest, bank attachments are performed first, followed by wage garnishments, foreclosures and other remedies allowed by law.

Delinquent taxes create an extra burden for all taxpayers.  Unpaid taxes amount to lost revenue needed to pay for County services.

The Tax Collection staff is more than willing to answer any questions, and may be contacted by calling 997-8270.  The office is located on the first floor of the Courthouse, located in downtown Rockingham.