Burke County, North Carolina Tax Assessors' Office
110 North Green Street
Morganton, North Carolina 28680
Where is the Burke County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Burke County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Burke 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 Burke 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 Burke 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 Burke County Assessor's Office at (828) 438 5403 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 Burke County Facts:
The median home value in Burke County is between $105,754.00 and $111,846.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Burke County?
You can try contacting the Burke 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 Burke County is located in the County Government Building in Morganton, which is located at 200 Avery Avenue. You can direct your general inquiries to Burke County with the contact info listed below.
Burke County Phone Number
Burke County Fax Number
Burke County County Government Building Address
County Government Building
200 Avery Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655-3103
Useful Burke County Links:
- Burke County Tax Records
- Burke County Government Homepage
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Burke County Assessors' Office Homepage