The electrical properties of the SiC/SiO2 interface resulting from oxidation of the n-type 6H-SiC polytype were studied by hi-lo CV, temperature dependent CV and constant capacitance deep level transient spectroscopy (CCDLTS) techniques. Several trap species differing in energy and capture cross section were identified. A trap distribution at 0.5 eV below the 6H-SiC conduction band energy and a shallower density of states in both the 6H and 4H polytyes are passivated by post-oxidation NO annealing. However, other ultra-shallow and deeper defect distributions remain after nitridation. The latter may originate from semiconductor traps.