Lake Norman’s low property taxes are one of the attractions for home buyers considering a relocation to our beautiful area. However, because Lake Norman falls in 4 different counties and ten towns for prospective home buyers it can be a bit of a challenge trying to get a sense of what their property taxes will be in any given location.
Below are links to all of the county website pages that provide all of the information you will need. In addition, here are a few helpful hints:
- Mooresville actually encompasses two different areas: The Town of Mooresville is located on the east side of Interstate I-77 and has city services and their own school district. The Lake Norman portion of Mooresville located on the west side of I-77 lies in Iredell County so we only pay the very low Iredell County taxes and NO city taxes whatsoever. In 2012 our property taxes were .485 per $100 of assessed value of your property. So, for a $400,000 home your taxes would be only $1940!
- Mecklenburg County, because it encompasses the City of Charlotte in addition to the Lake Norman towns of Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville, have the highest tax rates in the Lake Norman area. In 2012 they ranged from 1.0322 per $100 in Cornelius to 1.1422 in Davidson. For a $400,000 home your taxes would be approximately $4129 – $4,569.
- Because Denver, the Lincoln County section of southwest Lake Norman, is an unincorporated town your taxes will be determined by the Fire District. In 2012 they were .1099 for the Denver Fire District plus .598 for Lincoln county which is a total of .7079 or $3116 for a $400,000 home
- The Catawba County on the northwest side of Lake Norman is also determined by Fire District. Their basic county fee in 2012 was .53 for the county plus an additional .07 for the Sherrills Ford/Terrell Fire District for a total of .60 or $2400 for a $400,000 home