The appeal period for this tax year has ended by the Board Adjournment per North Carolina General Statute.

The Tax Office is responsible for listing, appraising and assessing all real and personal property located in Catawba County. In addition, this office is responsible for collecting taxes for Catawba County. If you are coming in to pay your tax bill in person, exact change is appreciated. Please contact us with any questions you may have at (828) 465-8414.

Catawba County's Tax Base - Fiscal Year 2023$20,391,124,349
for a tax levy of

Catawba County's Tax Collection Rate - Fiscal Year 2023

TaxpayerType of BusinessAssessed
% of Total Taxable
Assessed Value
Apple Inc.Computer Service1,294,005,8876.35
Duke Energy Carolinas LLCElectric Utility959,881,9744.71
GKN Driveline Newton LLCGears Mfg.240,223,4611.18
Corning Cable Systems LLCCable Mfg.207,385,4961.02

Prysmian Cables and Systems LLC/
Claremont NA Cable Systems LLC

Cable Mfg.152,973,237.75
CommScope Inc of North CarolinaCable Mfg.141,309,933.69
Piedmont Natural Gas Co IncGas Utility82,409,267.4
Target CorporationWarehouse/ Retail78,815,261.39
Shurtape Technologies IncManufacturing78,700,376.39
Duke LifePoint (Frye)Medical Care76,306,733.37


*Values are Real Estate and Business Personal Property only – no vehicle values are included

All property is subject to County Tax plus either Fire or Municipality Tax


All rates are levied per $100 valuation

CountyTax Rate

Fire District

Tax Rate
Mtn View.073
St Stephens.104
Conover Rural.08
Sherrills Ford/Terrell.084
Maiden Rural.072
Claremont Rural.0925
Catawba Rural.107
Long View Rural.0755
Newton Rural.101
Hickory Rural.125
MunicipalityTax RateVehicle Tag Fee
Brookford, Town.4$0.00
Catawba, Town.4$0.00
Claremont, City.4175$0.00
Conover, City.395$30.00
Hickory, City.455$5.00
Long View, Town.49$0.00
Maiden, Town.38$0.00
Newton, City.45$30.00

The Catawba County Tax Office received a Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Catawba County is currently the fourth jurisdiction in North Carolina to hold this distinction. Read more HERE.