Wake County, North Carolina Tax Assessors' Office
421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 200
One Bank of America Plaza
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Where is the Wake County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Wake County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Wake 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 Wake 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 Wake 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 Wake County Assessor's Office at (919) 856 5400 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 Wake County Facts:
The median home value in Wake County is between $220,521.00 and $224,079.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Wake County?
You can try contacting the Wake 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 Wake County is located in the in Raleigh, which is located at PO BOX 550. You can direct your general inquiries to Wake County with the contact info listed below.
Wake County Phone Number
Wake County Fax Number
Wake County Address
PO BOX 550
Raleigh, NC 27602-0550
Useful Wake County Links:
- Wake County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Town of Cary - GIS Map
- Property Tax Lookup, Pay Property Taxes
- Historical Maps
- Wake County Government Homepage
- Parcel Search & GIS Map
- Wake County Tax Records
- Top 50 Taxpayers