Tax Information

The City of Sanford's tax rate for fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 is $0.62 per $100 assessed valuation. Taxes for residents living in Sanford's city limits are collected by Lee County Government.

Changes to Tax Rate


Sanford City Council approved a $0.02 tax increase for FY 2018-19 to accommodate the cost of upgrading Kiwanis Family Park to include a splash pad, playground, walking track, and improved parking. The project was approved by voters in the 2013 municipal bond referendum. 

Vehicle Fee


The FY 2018-19 budget adds a $30 vehicle fee for every vehicle and trailer registered within the municipal city limits. This fee will be applied to maintenance of City-owned streets, including resurfacing, patching, and other necessary repairs. This fee will be included on motor vehicle tax bills generated after July 1, 2018.

Note: The fee is only for maintenance of streets owned by the City of Sanford. It does not cover maintenance or repairs for the streets owned by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Here's more information about the ownership of public roads.

For more information about this fee, contact the City of Sanford's Financial Services Department at 919-777-1138.