Check the Official Records using the Records Search to see what documents are recorded under your name and sign up for the Carteret County Register of Deeds free Recording Notification Service for automated email alerts when your name or names are added to the Official Records index.
If your property is vacant, check often to make sure it is not occupied illegally.
Ask someone you trust to look after your property if you are away for an extended period of time.
Do not let mail pile up when out of town.
Make sure the Property Appraiser and Tax Collector offices have the correct mailing address for you or the person who should receive notices about your property.