Sandy P. Callahan
Tax Collector
201 South Main Street
PO Drawer 357
Graham, NC 27253
(336) 570-6700
[email protected]


The City of Graham collects all real and personal property taxes for properties located within the corporate limits of Graham. Taxes are calculated at a rate of $.455 cents per $100.00 of valuation. Residents within the corporate limits must pay both City and Alamance County taxes on their property. County taxes are billed and collected separately from City taxes. For questions on Alamance County bills, please contact their tax office at (336) 570-4103. Questions regarding Motor Vehicle Taxes should also be directed to the Alamance County tax office. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding City of Graham taxes.

The City of Graham Tax Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. We are located at 201 S. Main St., Graham, NC 27253. You may contact our office at (336)570-6700.

Property Tax FAQ’s

Where do I pay Vehicle Taxes?

All vehicle taxes are now billed and collected with your annual vehicle registration through the North Carolina Tag and Tax Together program.

When are property taxes due?

Taxes are due September 1st. Taxes become delinquent after January 5, with a 2% penalty added on January 6. Interest will accrue at a rate of ¾% until taxes are paid in full every month thereafter.

Will my mortgage company receive a copy of my bill?

No, the City of Graham sends one tax bill and it is sent to the property owner. It is the property owner’s obligation to ensure the timely payment of taxes. Therefore, if funds are held in escrow to pay this bill, please forward the bill to the appropriate mortgage holder.

How can I pay my bill?

The City of Graham will accept payment in the form of cash, single-party check, credit/debit card or money order. Payments may be made in person at the City Hall during normal business hours, or by mail. A payment drop box is located just inside the main entrance to City Hall, 201 South Main Street. Payments placed in the drop box after 5 p.m. will be considered next-day payments.

Can I make payments toward my tax bill?

The City of Graham will be glad to work out a payment plan for you, but you must contact the Tax Collector to work out an agreement that will get your taxes paid in full before they become delinquent.

Can I pay my taxes early?

The City of Graham does accept pre-payments in any amount before the bills are processed. If you would like to pay your taxes in full we will base the current tax amount on the value provided by Alamance County or on your prior year tax bill.

What happens if I fail to pay my taxes?

Unpaid taxes are delinquent on January 6 of each year. At that time the tax office can begin enforcement measures which can include, but are not limited to, attachment of wages and bank accounts, levy on personal property, attachment to State Income Tax Refunds, and foreclosure.