Tax Certifications

On June 14, 2010, the McDowell County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution that prohibits recordation of deeds with delinquent taxes. This process affects all deeds recorded September 1, 2010 and after. This authority is provided to McDowell County under NCGS 161-31.


For tax report information, please complete the Tax Certification Request form and send to the McDowell County Tax Collection office by fax or email.


If multiple parcels are to be recorded on a single deed, please contact Tax Collections before submitting request.


If you choose to pay the delinquent taxes AFTER recording deed, you will need to place this statement on the deed (preferably on the first page):


 “This instrument prepared by___________________, a licensed North Carolina attorney. Delinquent taxes, if any, to be paid by the closing attorney to the county tax collector upon disbursement of closing proceeds”. G.S. 161-31


Contact Information:



Phone: (828) 652-7121 x2304

Fax: (828) 652-8401