Annual Financial Information Report Due by October 31st

North Carolina General Statute 159-33-1 requires units of local government to submit a statement of financial information to the Secretary of the Local Government Commission.  Counties and municipalities in North Carolina are required to submit the Annual Financial Information Report by October 31st of each year.

The report form was designed in consultation with representatives of local governments, state agencies, Legislative Research, the N.C. League of Municipalities and the N.C. Association of County Commissioners.  The US Census and the Department of State Treasurer have partnered to provide a website and data upload process for municipalities and counties in North Carolina.

It is important that you read the PDF instructions below and the instructions on the first tab of the form itself prior to submitting your report.  

For questions on downloading or completing the form, please call Department of State Treasurer staff at 919-814-4299.

For questions on user IDs or passwords for the US Census Bureau website, please contact the US Census support staff at or call 301-763-5153 or 1-800-242-4523. 

Please note that Department of State Treasurer staff cannot assign or reset user IDs or passwords for the US Census Bureau website. You must contact the US Census Bureau for any ID or password issues.

Instructions, Forms, and Links

AFIR Instructions

US Census Website - AFIR 

2019 AFIR Template

AFIR Reports: 2012 - Current


Historical AFIR Reports

For reports and analysis on AFIR data from 2012 to present, please use 

North Carolina County and Municipal Financial Information

For AFIR reports prior to 2012, please