General Fund Tax Rate

All of us at the Town of Emerald Isle try our best to provide the highest quality local government services at the lowest possible cost to our taxpayers. The Town has been fortunate to maintain a very low General Fund tax rate over years, and for Fiscal Year 2011 to 2012 (the recently adopted budget), the Town has the 3rd lowest rate of all 21 oceanfront municipalities.

General Fund Tax Rate Comparison: North Carolina Oceanfront Towns
Fiscal Year 2011 to 2012

Source: Town Managers

RankMunicipalityGeneral Fund Tax Rate
1Wrightsville Beach0.0990
2Sunset Beach0.1050
3Emerald Isle0.1150
5Holden Beach0.1270
6Ocean Isle Beach0.1300
7Southern Shores0.1400
8Pine Knoll Shores0.1560
9Nags Head0.1575
10Kure Beach0.1625
11Atlantic Beach0.1700
12Caswell Beach0.1700
13Topsail Beach0.1725
14Carolina Beach0.1750
15Kitty Hawk0.1800
16Indian Beach0.2150
17Kill Devil Hills0.2150
18North Topsail Beach0.2255
19Surf City0.2326
20Oak Island0.2750
21Bald Head Island0.4060

Note: Does not include taxes levied specifically for beach nourishment activities.