The Alleghany County Tax Office is responsible for the assessing, listing and collection of tax for all real and personal property located within the County as of January 1st annually. Alleghany is made up of approximately 16,000 parcels of land and has 1,000 business accounts and 1,580 personal property accounts.
There is a variety of various exclusion and exemptions available to those who qualify. These are religious, educational, charitable, elderly or disabled, disabled veteran and farm present use value. The requirements vary per program so please contact the Tax Office if you have any questions regarding a program you may be eligible for.
Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm
Closed on major holidays
- Last Countywide Revaluation: 2015
- Last date to list personal property or improvements to real property: January 31
- Interest accrues on delinquent tax amounts. Interest in the amount of 2% accrues on January 6th and an additional ¾% accrues on the first day of each month thereafter until paid in full.
- Current year taxes paid August 1 – 31 are eligible for a 2% discount
.5125/$100 of value (FY 16/17)
70.00 residential solid waste fee per livable dwelling, manufactured home or permanently located camper
Tax Collection Rate FY 15/16: 98.06%
Town of Sparta rate .37/$100 of value (FY 16/17)
You may obtain a copy of your property record card, listing or tax bill by contacting the tax office by phone, mail or email. (Property record cards available through the County Mapping Site)
Please see our forms page for Tax Certification Forms, applications for exclusion/exemption programs, Property Tax Appeal forms or information on Farm or Present Use Value Program.
The staff of the Alleghany County Tax Office strives to provide the best possible service to our citizens and taxpayers. We maintain up to date information for the professional community and the general public.
Rita B. Miller – Tax Administrator –
Handles all administrative duties, complaints and inquiries from taxpayers, County Manager, Commissioner or Finance Officer. Reports to the Board of County Commissioners on a monthly basis.
Rita Blevins Miller is the Tax Administrator for Alleghany County. Rita began working for the county in 1999 as a Property Appraiser. Since then Rita has held the positions of real property appraiser, personal property appraiser, assistant tax administrator and now the combined position of Tax Assessor and Tax Collector which in Alleghany is the Tax Administrator. She has been Tax Administrator since 2011. Each position held required certification from the State of North Carolina which was obtained through educational opportunities by the NC Dept. of Revenue, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government or the International Association of Assessing Officers. Rita holds the following certifications from the State of North Carolina, Certified Tax Assessor, Certified Tax Collector, Certified Real Property Appraiser and Certified Personal Property Appraiser. Rita has always enjoyed public service and strives to ensure that she and her staff provide the best possible service to the citizens and taxpayers of Alleghany County.
Rita is a lifelong resident of Alleghany. Before coming to work for the County she held positions in the t shirt manufacturing industry, dental practices and a construction and real estate company.
Georgia B Melton – Business/Personal Property Appraiser –
Can assist with all inquiries regarding the listing, valuation and auditing of business or personal property accounts, untagged or permanent tag vehicles and manufactured homes.
Theresea A. Dotson – Real Property Appraiser –
Can assist with all real property tax assessments, appeals, new construction and administers the Present Use (Farm) Value program.
Missy Smith – Tax Collections Specialist –
Handles all delinquent tax accounts. Can assist with inquiries on wage garnishments, bank account attachments, payment agreements, takes payments and provides monthly reports to the Tax Administrator and Finance Officer.
Karena Greene – Motor Vehicle Specialist/Tax Collector –
Can assist with inquiries on tagged motor vehicle values, turned in tags, antique or vintage autos and appeals of value on motor vehicles. Karena also serves as a tax collector and can take payments in the office or over the phone via debit or credit card. She also completes Tax Certification forms for recording of General Warranty Deeds. Please see forms for a link to the required form.
Joni Triplett – Customer Service Representative –
Can assist with all inquiries by ensuring that your call or in person questions are transferred to the appropriate office staff, provides forms, copies of tax receipts and property record cards as requested.