Payment Methods

Tax payments may be made by cash, personal check, cashier's check, money order, credit card, debit card, or e-check.

By Mail


The easiest way to pay is by mailing the payment, along with the payment coupon, to:
Onslow County Tax Collector
234 NW Corridor Boulevard
Jacksonville, NC 28540

In Person


Make payment personally at:
Onslow County Tax Office
234 NW Corridor Boulevard
2nd Floor
Jacksonville, NC 28540

In person payments can be made by cash, check, debit or credit card. Taxpayers are encouraged to bring their bill(s) with them when paying in person.

Debit/Credit Card or Electronic Check by Internet


To pay online with a credit card or electronic check, access the Tax Office online payment page.

The county has contracted with Official Payments to process credit card and electronic check payments because the county is not allowed to absorb credit card or e-check processing fees. Official Payments charges a "convenience fee" for the service of processing the charge. Payment information will be reflected on the Internet within two business days.

Credit Card by Telephone


To pay with a credit card by phone, call Official Payments directly at 800-272-9829. The jurisdiction code for Onslow County is 4333. For phone payments, you will need information on your bill including tax year, account number, bill number, and bill amount.

Returned Checks


Returned checks or electronic funds transfer which are not paid due to insufficient funds or nonexistence of an account are subject to a penalty of $25 or 10% of the amount, whichever is greater. (NCGS 105-357)