How Much are Cary Property Taxes? Wake County 2010 Property Tax Guide

Home Builder with Stanton Homes - New Home Builder, with thousands of floor plans and almost unlimited customization available!

Raleigh Relocation Information Package

2010 Cary Property Tax Guide - How To Check Property Tax Rates for Cary NC

Read up-to-date Wake County property tax information here.


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

When were property values last adjusted (assessed)?

Wake County reassessed property values on January 1, 2008.  Many homes saw an increase of value, particularly since it had been 8 years since the last reassessment. 

How Much are 2010 Property Taxes in Cary?

Here are the 2010 rates, by town in Wake County.  To get the total property tax rate for a town, simply add the county tax to the town tax.  For example, Cary has a town rate of .33, and the Wake County rate is .534.  Add the two together - the total tax rate for Cary, NC is .8640

Are 2010 Cary Property Tax Rates Lower or Higher than 2009 Rates?

Cary property tax rates did not increase in 2010.  Current property tax rates will be in effect from July 1 2010 to June 30 2011.  Annual tax notices are mailed in July. 

Wake County 2010 Property Tax Guide














How Do I Figure Out What These Wake County Property Tax Numbers Mean?

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 2009. 

Wake County 2010 Property Tax Guide















This table gives sample property tax bills for all the cities in Wake County: Angier, Apex, Cary, Clayton, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon.

Special Tax Rates in Wake County

- Properties not located within city limits (a municipality) may be subject to a fire district tax rate and the RTP special district tax rate in addition to county taxes.

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 RTP special district tax. 

The fire district tax rate is .08, and the special district tax rates vary from .036 to .14.

So at a minimum, you'll pay .614 per hundred when living outside city limits in Wake County. 

Check the Address of Your Cary NC New Home

If there's a particular home that you're considering, you can go directly to the Wake County Tax Records site, type in the address, and see the assessed value of the property.   Wake County is not noted for 100% accuracy in assessing the values of property, so what you see may be either higher or lower than the asking 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 Other Property Tax Rates?

2010 Wake County Property Taxes

2010 Apex Property Taxes

2010 Chapel Hill Property Taxes

2010 Durham Property Taxes 


Cary, NC New Home Building Resources:

Cary, NC New Home Lots and Land

Cary, NC New Home Builders

Acreage Lots for Sale in Cary, NC

Build On Your Lot Builders Cary, NC

Accessible Homes in Cary, NC

Golf Communities in Cary, NC

Posted by


Available New Homes:

129 Brookhaven Way – 3358 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – Under Construction Now

152 Brookhaven Way – 3474 Sq Ft – First Floor Master – Under Construction Now

Choose Your Plan -- Browse Floor Plans Here


New Custom Homes in the Raleigh Area - and throughout central North Carolina


New Homes Raleigh NC - New Home Raleigh - Raleigh NC New Homes - New Home Raleigh NCStanton Homes makes building your new custom home easy!  We'll guide you through the entire process - select from thousands of different floor plans, and hundreds of different locations.  Your custom home is going to be extraordinary when you create it with one of the nation’s top fully involved builders and the high quality materials and craftsmanship that our reputation is built on.

Call 919-278-8070 to find out more about new homes in the Raleigh area today. 

Top 10 Best Floor Plans      
Articles copyright Stanton Homes 2006-2017.  Unauthorized use is not permitted.  Provided for informational purposes only, no claims are made by Stanton Homes regarding the validity of any statements.  Please note:  all listing information per MLS, and current as of posting date.  Information subject to change.  Stanton Homes does not make claims to ownership of  any lot listings, but can work with homebuyers to purchase available lots and build.  Home plans to be approved on an individual basis, subject to neighborhood restrictive covenants and lot restrictions.  Ask for further information regarding any community, lot or floor plan.  Photos represent typical homes and details of each neighborhood, to help highlight different options available in the Raleigh/Triangle area.  No claim of ownership is made to homes or land pictured.  



This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Real Estate General Information
North Carolina Wake County Cary
North Carolina Real Estate
Localism Success and Accountability Group
Local Expert
cary homes for sale
cary new homes
property taxes 2010 triangle area
2010 property taxes
cary property tax rates

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Penny, great localism post on property taxes in Cary NC.  ... this should help the consumers that are thinking of moving to your area.

Mar 02, 2011 09:56 AM #1
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Penny, was just working on a tax guide post myself!  However yours is much more in depth and one that I'll pass on.  Great minds think alike!!!
Great info. 

AND congrats on crossing over 1,000 blogs here in the rain!  That's a HUGE milestone my friend... 


Mar 03, 2011 02:26 AM #2
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder, with thousands of floor plans and almost unlimited customization available! - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Rebecca - taxes can be very confusing.  Hopefully these guides help out.

Pamela - What?  1000 blogs?  Oh my goodness!  Time sure flies, especially when putting together information like this...

Mar 04, 2011 05:39 AM #3
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Stanton Homes

Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
Ask your Custom Home questions here!
Spam prevention

Additional Information