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The duty of the Collections Office is to collect all property taxes.  The Collections Office is charged with collecting taxes on personal property, real property, and business property. Various licenses and permits are issued and collected through the Collections Office.  N.C. General Statues directs the Tax Collector to employ all lawful means to collect "all taxes with which the Tax Collector is charged." Similarly, the authority to use the enforced collection remedies of levy, garnishment, and foreclosure and to advertise tax liens are confirmed by statue and exist by virtue of the office of the Tax Collector.


The lists below are to notify taxpayers of real property taxes that are delinquent.  Surry County Tax Office may use enforced collection action(s) to collect these delinquent taxes.  These actions include, but are not limited to, garnishment of wages, attachment of bank accounts, rents, debts, seizure, and sale of personal property, and/or foreclosure and sale of real property. (NCGS 105-365-105-368) Enforced collection remedies on real property can only be used within 10 years from the due date. (NCGS 105-378) Interest will be added monthly to all property taxes that are paid on or after January 6 following the due date of the tax bill.  Interest accrues at the rate of 2% for the first calendar month and 3/4% for each subsequent month until paid.  The tax and interest charges are non-negotiable.

2023 - Delinquent Real Property Taxpayer List

Lisa Carey, Assessment and Collections Supervisor
Surry County Government Services Center
915 E. Atkins Street
P.O. Box 576
Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 401-8100 (O)
(336) 401-8120 (F)