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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 2021$18,970,732,316
for a tax levy of

Catawba County's Tax Collection Rate - Fiscal Year 2021

TaxpayerType of BusinessAssessed
% of Total Taxable
Assessed Value
Apple Inc.Computer Server1,200,532,8956.27
Duke Energy Carolinas LLCElectric Utility761,393,1573.98
GKN Driveline Newton LLCGears Mfg.256,150,2721.34
Corning Cable Systems LLCCable Mfg.170,441,682.89

Prysmian Cables and Systems LLC/
Claremont NA Cable Systems LLC

Cable Mfg.159,507,639.83
CommScope Inc of North CarolinaCable Mfg.111,434,433.58
Duke LifepointMedical Care81,159,218.42
Piedmont Natural Gas Co IncGas Utility77,791,340.41
Target CorporationWarehouse/Retail75,084,075.39
Hickory Springs Mfg CoManufacturing52,421,379.27


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

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.