Johnston County, North Carolina Tax Assessors' Office
207 E. Johnston Street
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577
Where is the Johnston County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Johnston County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Johnston 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 Johnston 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 Johnston 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 Johnston County Assessor's Office at (919) 989 5130 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 Johnston County Facts:
The median home value in Johnston County is between $133,780.00 and $138,620.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Johnston County?
You can try contacting the Johnston 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 Johnston County is located in the County Courthouse in Smithfield, which is located at PO Box 1049. You can direct your general inquiries to Johnston County with the contact info listed below.
Johnston County Phone Number
Johnston County Fax Number
Johnston County County Courthouse Address
PO Box 1049
Smithfield, NC 27577-1049
Useful Johnston County Links:
- Johnston County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Lookup, Pay Property Taxes
- Property Appraisal Search
- Top Ten Taxpayers in Johnston County
- Johnston County Government Homepage