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Swain County Tag Office 

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The North Carolina License Plate Agency for Swain County is located in the Swain County Courthouse Building. North Carolina has a website with answers to questions on tags and you can also renew your tag at NCDOT.

The North Carolina General Assembly passed a new law to create a combined motor vehicle registration renewal and property tax collection system (Tag & Tax System). In doing so, the new law transfers the responsibility for motor vehicle tax collection from the 100 counties across North Carolina to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

North Carolina’s new Tag & Tax System has been designed as a convenient way to pay annual vehicle tag renewals and vehicle property taxes.

If your address is current with N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, you will receive a Tag & Tax Notice listing both vehicle registration fees and taxes due. Just as in the past, vehicle owners will receive the notice about 60 days prior to their vehicle’s registration expiration.

One Payment/One Location

The new Tag & Tax System makes it easier to manage your vehicle registration and taxes. Now, your annual inspection, registration, and taxes are all due during the same month every year. Prior to this new legislation, all three were likely due at different times during the year. Learn more about North Carolina’s new Tag & Tax System by reading our FAQ page. You may also visit the Swain County Tax Administration page. Download information or call the Swain County Tax Administration Department at (828) 488-9273. The Swain County Tag Office accepts cash, check, and credit cards.

Courthouse Building
101 Mitchell Street,
PO Box 2321
Bryson City, NC 28713

April-Leigh Hampton – LRP Manager  (828) 488-8247 ext 2236 or ext 2249



Beverley Anthony – Tag Office (828) 488-8247 ext 2216

Kim Dossey – Tax Collections (828) 488-8247 ext 2224

Kayla Owle – Tag Office (828) 488-8247 ext 2219

Fax: 828-488-7855

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday

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