Property Tax

The Town of Mills River began assessing taxes upon its Incorporation in June 2003. Town Council has worked diligently to ensure that the tax rate remains low. The 2023 tax rate is $0.07 per $100 of valuation. In addition, the Town contracts with Mills River Fire and Rescue and collects taxes for it at the rate of $0.10. The full tax rate is $0.17 per $100 of assessed valuation.

Drop BoxOptions to Pay

  • Tax Bill Lookup 
  • Pay online
  • By Mail:
    Town of Mills River
    124 Town Center Drive
    Mills River, NC 28759
  • Drop Box: Located at Mills River Town Hall. It is to the right of the front door entrance. Checks only in the drop box, please!
  • In-person: Cash, check, or money order payments may be made in person at Mills River Town Hall. Credit cards may be used at the payment kiosk in the lobby. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

For Questions Concerning Payment

  • Town of Mills River
  • Phone: 828-890-2901
  • Office Hours are 9 am to 5 pm. Monday through Friday

Cash or check are acceptable forms of payment if paying by mail or in the office. You may use a credit card for online payments only. There is a convenience fee for using your credit card. Credit cards will not be accepted on the phone.

Make Checks Payable to:
Town of Mills River
Attention: Tax Payments
124 Town Center Drive
Mills River, NC 28759

For Questions Concerning the Assessed Value

  • Henderson County Tax Assessor: 828-697-4870

Additional Information

Mills River offers fire protection through Mills River Fire and Rescue, law enforcement supplemental protection through Henderson County Sheriff's Department, planning and zoning services to manage growth and a street lighting program to increase safety at key intersections and along key stretches of main roads.