Appealing Tax Values

Real Property

'North Carolina law requires all counties to reappraise real property every eight years. Carteret County real estate values reflect the market value as of the most recent countywide revaluation which was effective January 1, 2020. During non-revaluation years, the county is not permitted to raise or lower the tax value of a parcel except in a few situations, for instance, wind, water or fire damage that has not been repaired or a change in zoning or use. Most commonly, these value changes are the result of adding or removing structures to or from the land. The amount of the tax bill, economic changes, or non-qualifying sales, such as foreclosures and sales between family members, are unacceptable reasons to appeal.

Property owners can appeal their real estate values each year. To appeal the value of your property, please submit a Real Estate Appeal form and be sure to include any supporting documentation that will assist us in reviewing your appeal. Please be sure to include contact information so that an appraiser can reach you to discuss your appeal.