Tax Administration

Department Responsibilities

In Halifax County, the offices of the Tax Assessor and the Tax Collector are combined into a single office responsible for listing, appraising, and assessing real and personal property and for collecting taxes due on that property. 

The department also processes applications for tax relief and tax exemptions that may be granted under State law and maintains up-to-date records of property ownership and tax maps. In addition, this office also maintains up-to-date Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and other property data that is available for public use.

The department's mission is to offer citizens a well-informed and professional tax office and staff which accurately assesses all property and uses all legal means to collect taxes to the maximum extent possible. In order to meet that mission, our staff works diligently to ensure that all records are current and as accurate as possible to minimize confusion for prompt research and payment of taxes.

Deeds & Delinquent Taxes

Effective January 1, 2016, the Halifax County Board of Commissioners require the Register of Deeds to not accept any deed transferring real property for registration unless the Tax Collector has certified that no delinquent ad valorem taxes or other taxes which the Tax Collector is charged to collect are a lien on the property described on the deed. 

Deeds requiring this certification must be presented to the Tax Collector's office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in order to accurately research the property described in the deed.