Occupancy Tax


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Occupancy Tax

The Carteret County Commissioners have levied an Occupancy Tax of 6% percent on gross receipts derived from the rental of any room, lodging or accommodation furnished by a hotel, motel, inn or similar place within the County.

The Occupancy Tax also applies to rooms or houses rented by individuals through websites including, but not limited to, Airbnb, VRBO, Windu, Rooorama, etc. The tax does not apply to accommodations furnished by nonprofit charitable, educational, benevolent or religious organizations when furnished to further their nonprofit purpose. The tax also does not apply to accommodations furnished to the same person for at least ninety (90) consecutive days.

Each new establishment should complete the Remitter Information Form below and submit to the Finance Department via email (preferred) or US mail. Once an account has been established, the Finance department will send the account number and information for registering to use the online payment portal through the email address provided. The monthly remittance form below or the online payment portal should be used to fulfill the monthly filing requirements.

Occupancy Tax payments and gross receipts information are due to the Carteret County Finance by the 20th of each month following the month in which the tax accrues. Payments and forms may be submitted via the online payment portal, delivered in person or mailed to: 

Physical Address:

Carteret County Finance Department

210 Turner Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

Mailing Address:

Carteret County Finance Department

Attn: Occupancy Tax
302 Court House Square
Beaufort, NC 28516


 Finance Department

Email: E-mail Occupancy Tax

P: (252)728-8410

Hours of Operation:


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monthly Remittance Form

Occupancy Tax Monthly



Remitter Information Form-Register

Occupancy Tax Monthly