Revenue Department / Tax Administrator

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2021 Unpaid Taxes (as of 2/1/2022)
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2021 Listing Information

NEW for 2020:  Rutherford County now offers electronic listing
for business personal property owners as an additional way to list. 
To create a login at you will need your business
account or bill 
number.   For more information: contact the County
Revenue Office at or 828-287-6355.

Tax Administrator/Revenue Director:
Richard Lawson

Mission and Principles
The mission of the Rutherford County Revenue Department is to fairly and effectively administer the tax laws governing our county and to instill the highest degree of public confidence in our integrity and reliability by providing prompt, accurate and courteous service while promoting compliance with state and local tax laws.

Customer service comes first. Conduct business in a courteous, dependable and professional manner.  Extend cooperation and assistance to fellow public servants. Strive to earn respect for ourselves and elevate the public perception of all county employees.

Educate taxpayers on their responsibilities and rights under the North Carolina General Statutes. Provide an equal and meaningful opportunity for taxpayers to be heard.

Make wise and prudent use of all our resources. Improve service through effective use of technology and our resources.

Encourage personal and professional growth. Recognize the achievements of employees.

Explore and implement leadership styles that encourage teamwork. Foster a work atmosphere that builds on team strengths while encouraging individual initiative.

Communicate with coworkers in an open, honest and courteous manner.

Contact Information:

125 W 3rd Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Physical Address:
125 W 3rd Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Main Phone/Fax:

Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm