Carteret County, North Carolina Tax Assessors' Office
302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516
Where is the Carteret County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Carteret County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Carteret 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 Carteret 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 Carteret 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 Carteret County Assessor's Office at (252) 728 8494 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 Carteret County Facts:
The median home value in Carteret County is between $200,380.00 and $214,620.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Carteret County?
You can try contacting the Carteret 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 Carteret County is located in the County Courthouse in Beaufort, which is where the Carteret County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Carteret County with the contact info listed below.
Carteret County Phone Number
Carteret County Fax Number
Carteret County County Courthouse Address
Beaufort, NC 28516
Useful Carteret County Links:
- Carteret County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Carteret County Government Homepage