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Whether you're considering relocating from one side of the Triangle to the other, or coming to the Raleigh area from Florida, New Jersey, New York, or elsewhere, you've probably wondered what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home.

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How Much Will I Pay in Property Taxes in My New Clayton Home?

Clayton Property Taxes 2010 | Clayton New HomesClayton, located in northwestern Johnston County, is a becoming known as a place that has great home values, but is still close to Raleigh.  Johnston County borders Wake County on the southeastern side. 

For folks commuting to downtown Raleigh or RTP, popular attractions near Clayton include the Carolina Premium Outlets at Smithfield, the Selma Antique District, and the Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery located in Pine Level. Clayton is about 17 miles away from the center of downtown Raleigh.

Land values within Raleigh have risen, and in general, less land is available for homes.  In Johnston County, homebuyers can generally find more home or land for their money than within Wake County. 

How Much are Property Taxes in Clayton, NC?

Here are the 2010 rates, by town.  To get the total property tax rate for a town, simply add the county property tax rate to the town property tax rate.  For example, Clayton has a town rate of .54, and the Johnston County property tax rate is .78.  Add the two together - the total tax rate for Clayton, NC is 1.32. 

2010 Johnston County NC Property Taxes - How Much Will I Pay To Live in Clayton?





















How Do I Convert Clayton NC Property Tax Rates to the Amount I'll Write a Check For?

It's not as confusing as it looks.  The tax rates are based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price. 

  • Divide the assessed value by 100.
  • Multiply the result by the combined rate on the right side of the table.
  • The result will be your yearly property tax bill, as of 2010. 


2010 Johnston County NC Property Taxes - How Much Will I Pay To Live in Clayton?






















This table gives sample property tax bills for all the cities in Johnston County: Archer Lodge, Benson, Clayton, Four Oaks, Kenly, Micro, Pine Level, Princeton, Selma, Smithfield, and Wilson's Mills, as well as some of the rural areas surrounding each of these towns. 

For Current Clayton Tax Rate Information

Visit the Johnston County Property Tax Rates website.

What If The Johnston County Home I'm Considering Isn't Inside Clayton City Limits?

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 a fire district or other rate. 

The fire district tax rates range from .04 to .19.

Clayton Property Taxes 2010 | Clayton New HomesIf there's a particular address you're considering, you can see the exact assessed value of the home and/or property - just enter the address here.

Johnston County Property Tax Assessment Look Up

It is possible that there are fire district rates in addition to town rates, so it does help to look up a particular address.  But in general, the tax rate tables above work well to estimate taxes. 


How Do I Know If I'm In Johnston County?

When looking at properties, don't take the city address for granted - you could be in a different county, with different tax rates, depending on where exactly the property is located.  Ask your agent to verify the actual address and county before you sign a contract.

Depending on the address, Clayton could be in Wake County or Johnston County.

How are Clayton property taxes assessed?

Property taxes are based on assessed value, not the price the home is sold for.  The assessed value you see may be either higher or lower than the asking value of the property - it really depends on how long ago the assessment was made, and what improvements have come to the area since the assessment (or what improvements are planned for the area).   If there is a discrepancy, don't be afraid to ask your real estate agent to pull comps for you!

Every North Carolina county is required to assess values at least once every eight years.

Johnson County has just completed the most recent revaluation assessment, with new standards effective January 1, 2011, shown on the July 2011 tax bill. Visit the Johnston County revaluation webpage for more information on the assessment process.

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Comments (3)

1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Very helpful information on the tax rates and how to use the tax rate charts for North Carolina.  I'm sure that it is appreciated by everyone in the area.

Nov 13, 2010 01:11 PM
David O'Doherty
Raleigh Realty Inc - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC

Penny, what a great job on the tax rates in Clayton and Johnston County, so true that you really get more for your money in Johnston County but yet so close to Raleigh etc.

Nov 13, 2010 10:29 PM
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
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Judi - property taxes can be confusing.  Hopefully this helps get all the information in one place!

David - Clayton and Johnston County are wonderful destinations, especially for anyone looking for larger, more level lots!

Nov 14, 2010 10:11 PM