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Daring commissioners hear the tax collector’s report

Posted at 11:26 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Dare County Board of Commissioners appointed Tax Collector Becky Huff on September 6, 2022 to collect the 2022 estate and personal property taxes.

Taxes are based on the budgeted appraisal of $16,312,781,089.

For 2022, property and estate taxes for Dare County and the towns of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Southern Shores and Duck total $100,683,146.10.

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Huff reported on tax collection efforts for the 2021 levy.

For Dare County, as of June 30, 2022, taxes collected were $65,722,073.01 for a collection rate of 99.63% on property and personal taxes.

In incorporated cities, property and property tax collection rates as of June 30, 2022 were Kill Devil Hills at 99.73%, Kitty Hawk 99.40%, Manteo at 99.66%, Southern Shores at 99.85% and 99.99% duck.

For seaside towns, special beach food tax districts have been created. The beach restoration tax collection rates are Kill Devil Hills at 100%, Kitty Hawk at 99.93%, Southern Shores at 99.95% and Duck at 99.98%.

For the Roanoke Island water assessment, the collection rate was 97.75%. The remaining balance is $109,757.73 out of a total drawdown of $4,875,860.

Mesia Westcott Godfrey was sworn in as Dare County Assistant Collector on September 6. His parents Nevin Westcott and Lynanne Westcott attended the ceremony at the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting.


Esther L. Steinbach