Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the population of Craven County?

A. Approximately 104,147.  (As of the 2010 census)

Q. What is the current tax rate?

A. The tax rate for FY 2015-2016 is $.4675 per $100 valuation.  
Property taxes in North Carolina are due September 1 of each year. They are payable at par through January 5th of the following year. On January 6th, 2% interest is added to the current year outstanding balance.  Interest continues to accrue on the unpaid balance at the rate of 3/4 of one percent per month for each subsequent month until it is paid.

Q. What is the County's operating budget?

A. The general fund budget for FY 2015-2016 is $101,5270,342.

Q. When are the solid waste convenience centers open?

A. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7:00am - 6:30pm; Sunday 1:00pm - 6:30pm

Q. How can I find out the collection day for trash and recycling?

A. Visit the Solid Waste & Recycling web page.

Q. Where can I buy garbage stickers?

A. Visit the Solid Waste & Recycling web page.

Q. How do I register to vote?

A. Visit the Board of Elections web page.

Q. How can I get a building permit?

A. Visit the Planning and Inspections web page.

Q. Where can I get a birth or death certificate copy or a marriage license?

A. Visit the Register of Deeds web page.

Q. How do I get a business license?

A. Craven County does not issue business licenses; however, the Craven County Tax Department should be contacted concerning business tax status.

Q. Where can I get a passport?

A. Passport applications can be made at the main U.S. Post Office at 1851 S. Glenburnie Road, New Bern.




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