Tax Information

The City of Sanford's tax rate for fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 decreased to $0.60 per $100 assessed valuation, down from $0.62 per $100 assessed valuation in FY 2018-19. FY 2019-20's tax rate is revenue neutral. Taxes for residents living in Sanford's city limits are collected by Lee County Government.

Sanitation Fee


Sanford City Council approved a $45 increase to the annual sanitation fee for FY 2019-20 to offset increases in the cost of providing recycling services. The fee for FY 2019-20 is now $270.

Vehicle Fee


The FY 2018-19 budget added a $30 vehicle fee for every vehicle and trailer registered within the municipal city limits. This fee is applied to the maintenance of City-owned streets, including resurfacing, patching, and other necessary repairs. This fee was included on motor vehicle tax bills generated after July 1, 2018. The fee has not changed for FY 2019-20.

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 the City's tax rate or fees, contact the City of Sanford's Financial Services Department at 919-777-1138.