Durham County, North Carolina Tax Assessors' Office
200 East Main Street
1st Floor, Durham County Old Courthouse
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Where is the Durham County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Durham County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Durham County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Durham County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Durham County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Durham County Assessor's Office at (919) 560 0300 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Durham County Facts:
The median home value in Durham County is between $173,473.00 and $178,727.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Durham County?
You can try contacting the Durham County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Durham County is located in the County Government Admin. Complex in Durham, which is where the Durham County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Durham County with the contact info listed below.
Durham County Phone Number
Durham County Fax Number
Durham County County Government Admin. Complex Address
County Government Admin. Complex
200 E Main St 3rd floor
Durham, NC 27701-3649
Useful Durham County Links:
- Durham County Government Homepage
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Durham County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool