Tax Assessment

The Tax Assessment Division is responsible for identifying, reporting and assigning a value to taxable property. These values are used to ensure equitable taxation across the County.

Taxable Property

Property Taxes 

Local property taxes are based on the value of real property and certain types of personal property. It is the responsibility of the Tax Office to ensure that property values are assessed uniformly and equitably among all property owners throughout the County.

Assessment Tax Calendar

Important dates to remember:
  • January 1 - January 31: Required Annual Listing Period
  • January 1 - March 31: Informal Property Assessment Appeals
  • April 1 - June: Formal Property Assessment Appeals (Hearings conducted by the Board of Equalization & Review and the N.C. State Property Tax Commission)
  • June: Board of County Commissioners adopt Tax Rate
  • July - August: Property owners receive annual Tax Bill.
  • September 1: Property Tax Bills are due.
  • January 7 : Last day to pay Tax Bills without interest

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