Published On: Tue, Nov 19th, 2013

Procedure for Exempt Status – Vehicle and Property Taxes

In cases where EBCI tribal members who live on the Qualla Boundary (Cherokee Indian Reservation) receive notices from the County Tax Office stating they owe property and/or vehicle tax, you must present the following information to that office:

  1. Valid identification
  2. EBCI enrollment card
  3. An official letter from the 911 Office (Emergency Management Office 554-6433 or 554-6434) confirming your physical address

Once the Tax Office receives this information, you will be given tax exempt status which will be noted in the County Tax Office database.  Once your tax exempt status is noted in that database, you should not receive additional tax notices.

If you have additional questions, please contact your local County Tax Office.

– EBCI Legal Division

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