Find Out What District Your New Chatham County Home is Located In
Ask your real estate agent what fire district or town the property resides in. If there's a particular home that you're considering, you can go directly to the Chatham County Tax Records site.
The chart below shows the 2011 Chatham County property tax rates. If you are relocating to a home inside a town or fire district, the tax rate will generally be higher. If your new home will be outside of town boundaries, the tax rate can be extremely low.
Check the Tax Rate Tables for the Property Tax Rate for Your District or Town in Chatham County NC
The county rate gets combined with either the fire district rate or the town rate, depending on where the home for sale is located.
What do all those little numbers mean? It's actually not as hard as it looks.
Take the assessed value of the property.
Divide by 100.
Multiply by the tax rate.
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.
Chatham County has some of the lowest property tax rates in the Triangle area. There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Chatham County Property Tax page for most recent information.
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. For example, only parts of Cary City fall under Chatham County.
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