Carteret County Tax Value Appeal Information

News Release Date
03-20-2024
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Carteret County news release

The property tax value appeal window for 2024 is closing soon, but there is still time for property owners to start an appeal. Appeals must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on April 19. 

The Board of Equalization and Review will convene, as required by law, to hear appeals beginning Monday, April 1 and will adjourn on Friday, April 19. After the April 19 adjournment, neither the County Tax Administrator nor the Board of Equalization and Review are allowed to consider additional appeals for 2024. The Board of Equalization and Review will continue to meet only to hear those timely filed appeals. Meetings will be held at the Carteret County Board of Commissioners meeting room, located at 302 Courthouse Square in Beaufort. Property owners in Carteret County have the right to appeal their property’s appraised value if they believe it doesn’t reflect fair market value. This applies if the property owner has evidence to support their claim, such as recent appraisals, sales records of similar properties in the neighborhood, cost estimates of structural repairs, photographs of the property showing other than typical conditions, or other factors affecting the property’s value. A county real property appraiser will review the property along with any supporting information provided. Upon filing an appeal, the property owner will be contacted by an appraiser assigned to their case. If an appeal proceeds to a hearing before the board, the property owner will be notified by phone and/or email, and an official letter regarding the scheduled hearing date. An appeal cannot address tax rates; it solely focuses on the assessed value of their property. 

To request a hearing before the Board of Equalization and Review, property owners must submit a written request by April 19. Requests can be mailed to Carteret County Tax Administration at 302 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC 28516, or emailed to TaxHelp [at] carteretcountync.gov. Additionally, property owners can submit their appeals online through the ‘Tax Help’ section on the County website, carteretcountync.gov, and then click the ‘Appealing Tax Values Online’ button. 

Completed appeal forms must be submitted either electronically, in person, by mail to the Carteret County Tax Administration, 302 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC 28516 or by email to TaxHelp [at] carteretcountync.gov on or before the date of adjournment of the board. For mailed appeals, they must be postmarked no later than April 19 to be considered timely. Additionally, signed appeals forms can be faxed to (252) 732-2064. 

For more information about this and other tax related items, visit carteretcountync.gov or call (252) 728-8485.