If you plan to or are renting your home for periods of less than 90 days at a time, you are required to charge a 6% room occupancy tax to be remitted to the New Hanover County Tax Department. Per NC General Statute 153A-155, every operator of a business or any individual providing a taxable accommodation in New Hanover County is subject to the tax. Short term rentals are defined as individual rentals that are less than 90 days each in a hotel, motel, inn, beach house, condo, corporate apartment or other such property. Reporting and remittance is due to the county by the 15th day after the reporting month. Additional information and a tax form may be obtained from the county tax office at 798-7113 or by clicking on the link below.