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Karen Duncan
Director

Phone: (828) 437-8863

Billing: (828) 438-5245

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The Finance Department is located on the first floor of City Hall.

 

Property Tax Rate

The City of Morganton assesses $0.53 per $100 in valuation. The City's downtown district tax is $0.14 per $100 in valuation. Taxes paid during July receive a 2% discount; 1% if paid in August.

 

Automatic Bank Drafts

Want to avoid writing a check and driving to City Hall to pay a bill? Start an automatic bank draft. Just download and the form below and bring the form and a void check to City Hall, or mail both to the City of Morganton, Attn: Business Office, PO Box 3448, Morganton NC 28680-3448.

Automatic Bank Draft Form

Contact Us

(828) 437-8863

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PO Box 3448
Morganton, NC 28680-3448

Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for the fiscal activities of the City. The department is divided into functional divisions including accounting/payroll, purchasing, budget, customer service/utility billing and payment processing, and tax billing and tax payment processing. Preparation of financial reports, investment of City funds, and management of debt issuances are other key departmental tasks.

The department strives to maintain the fiscal integrity of the City in accordance with City ordinances, State and Federal laws, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

City Property Tax Rate

The City of Morganton assesses $0.53 per $100 in valuation. The City's downtown district tax is $0.14 per $100 in valuation in addition to the regular property tax rate. Taxes paid during July receive a 2% discount; 1% if paid in August.

 

About the Finance Department

The Finance department is divided into functional divisions including accounting/payroll, purchasing, budget, customer service/utility billing and payment processing, tax billing and tax payment processing, and warehousing.

The Finance Director is Karen Duncan.

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Automatic Bank Drafts

Want to avoid writing a check and driving to City Hall to pay a bill? Start an automatic bank draft. Just download and the form below and bring the form and a void check to City Hall, or mail both to the City of Morganton, Attn: Business Office, PO Box 3448, Morganton NC 28680-3448.

Automatic Bank Draft Form

 

Budget Billing Program

To help prevent unexpectedly high utility bills during winter and summer months, the City of Morganton offers the "Budget Billing" program for City utility customers. Budget Billing allows customers to make fixed monthly payments.

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FAQs about Finance

Have a question about utility bills or charges? Check our Frequently asked Questions section to learn how to pay bills online, when your meters are read, and more.

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Finance Documents

Click the "Read more" link for a list of Finance related documents including the City Budget, financial reports, privilege license information, and the City's Schedule of Fees and Charges. You can also access the documents through the Document Center i-folder-16.

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Project WARM

fn-Project Warm logo-200x135pxProject WARM - Weather Assistance Resources for Morganton - is a partnership between the City of Morganton and Burke United Christian Ministries to provide financial assistance for local residents to help pay utility bills. The City started the project in 1987.

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Surplus Property

Any surplus property owned by the City of Morganton is sold by auction through www.govdeals.com. Items may be viewed Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the City of Morganton Warehouse Facilities, 97 Kirk Street, Morganton, NC.

For more information, contact Michael Chapman at 828-438-5233 or David Langley at 828-438-5368 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For surplus vehicle information, contact: Jack Parks at (828) 438-5377.

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Utility Deposits for Service

The City of Morganton follows a varying, credit-based deposit policy. The standard deposit is $400.00 for all utilities – electric, water and sewer. Customers do have the option to apply for a lower deposit at an additional cost of $10.00. If a customer wishes to apply for a lower deposit, the City will run a verification check to determine the customer's eligibility.

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Vendor Information

The Purchasing Office maintains a bid supplier list by product. To add your company to the supplier list contact the office for an application or click the 'Vendor Application' attachment below to download the application.

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