McDowell County, North Carolina Tax Assessors' Office
60 East Court Street
McDowell County Administration Bldg.
Marion, North Carolina 28752
Where is the McDowell County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the McDowell County Assessor's Office do for me?
The McDowell 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 McDowell 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 McDowell 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 McDowell County Assessor's Office at (828) 652 7121 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 McDowell County Facts:
The median home value in McDowell County is between $93,611.00 and $104,789.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact McDowell County?
You can try contacting the McDowell 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 McDowell County is located in the County Courthouse in Marion, which is where the McDowell County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to McDowell County with the contact info listed below.
McDowell County Phone Number
McDowell County Fax Number
McDowell County County Courthouse Address
60 E Court St
Marion, NC 28752-4041
Useful McDowell County Links:
- Pay Your Property Tax & Utilities
- McDowell County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool & GIS Map
- McDowell County Assessors' Office Homepage