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Rita B. Miller
Tax Administrator

Georgia E. Melton
Business Personal Property Appraiser

Theresea A. Dotson
Real Property Appraiser

Robert Kennedy
Real Property Appraiser

Missy Smith
Tax Collections Specialist

Candice Wagner
Assistant Tax Collector

Cole Edwards
Alleghany LPA Supervisor


County Administration Building
348 South Main Street

PO Box 1027
Sparta, NC 28675
Phone: 336-372-8291
Fax: 336-372-7003

Tax Office

Pay County Taxes OnlineThe 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.

Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm
Closed on major holidays
Telephone: 336-372-8291
Fax: 336-372-7003

Important Dates

  • 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 .75% 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

FY 20/21 Tax Rates
County Tax:
.597 per $100 of value

Residential Solid Waste Fee:
$98 per livable dwelling, manufactured home or permanently located camper

New Fire District Tax:
Cherry Lane: .04 per $100 of value
Laurel Springs: .07 per $100 of value
Sparta: .03 per $100 of value
Glade Creek: .07 per $100 of value
Piney Creek: .06 per $100 of value

Town of Sparta Tax Rate:
.39 per $100 of value

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.

Contact Information

Rita B. Miller - Tax Administrator -
Email: rita.miller@alleghanycounty-nc.gov
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.

Assessment Team
Georgia B. Melton - Business/Personal Property Appraiser -
Email: georgia.melton@alleghanycounty-nc.gov

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 -
Email: theresea.dotson@alleghanycounty-nc.gov

Can assist with all real property tax assessments, appeals, new construction and administers the Present Use (Farm) Value program.

Collections Team
Missy Smith - Tax Collections Specialist -
Email: missy.smith@alleghanycounty-nc.gov

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.

Candice Wagner - Assistant Tax Collector -
Email: candice.wagner@alleghanycounty-nc.gov

Can assist with inquiries on tagged motor vehicle values, turned in tags, antique or vintage autos and appeals of value on motor vehicles. Candice 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.