Tax Payment Options

Methods of Payment Accepted

  • Cash (U.S. Currency)
  • Personal Check (payable to Forsyth County Tax Collector's Office) NO third party checks
  • Money Order (payable to Forsyth County Tax Collector's Office)
  • Cashier's Check (official bank check payable to Forsyth County Tax Collector's Office)
  • Electronic Check (online-see details below)
  • Credit Card (online-see details below)

Pay by Mail

When paying by mail, please include a copy of your tax bill and/or your tax bill account number on your check. For your protection, please do not send cash through the mail. To avoid interest, we suggest that you mail your payment five (5) business days before the past due date.

Payments are deemed received based upon the U.S. Postal Service postmark. If no date is shown on the postmark or if the postmark is not affixed by the U.S. Postal Service, the payment will be deemed received when it is actually delivered to the Tax Office. The burden of proof will be on the taxpayer to show that payment was timely made.

Make check payable and mail to:
  Forsyth County Tax Collector
  P.O. Box 82
  Winston-Salem, NC 27102

Pay by Phone

You may pay by phone using a checking account or a credit card. The number is 1-877-215-0165. You must have your 12-digit tax account number, your bank routing transit number and your checking account number.

North Carolina law does not have a provision to allow local governments to absorb the cost of this service; therefore, you will be charged a convenience fee. For additional information about fees associated with this payment method, please read the message from the Tax Assessor/Collector and view the fee chart. Payments take two to three business days to reach the Tax Office.

Pay Online

To pay your tax bill online, visit our Tax Bill Online Services. There are two ways to pay online, by check or by credit card. To pay by check you must have your bank routing number along with your checking account number.

North Carolina law does not have a provision to allow local governments to absorb the cost of this service; therefore, you will be charged a convenience fee. For additional information about fees associated with this payment method, please read the message from the Tax Assessor/Collector and view the fee chart. Payments take two to three business days to reach the Tax Office.

Pay in Person

Payments can be made in person at the Tax Collector's Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (except holidays).
  Forsyth County Government Center
  201 North Chestnut Street
  Winston-Salem, NC 27101

A payment drop box is also located on the outside wall of the government building facing Chestnut Street near the parking deck entrance.