North Carolina Property Tax Assessors

Rutherford County, North Carolina Tax Assessors' Office

Rutherford County Assessors Phone Number
Rutherford County Tax Department
229 North Main Street, Courthouse Addition
Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139
Rutherford County Assessors Fax Number 828-288-4904 (Fax)

Where is the Rutherford County Tax Assessor's Office?

The Rutherford County Tax Assessor Office is located at 229 North Main Street, Courthouse Addition in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.

What can the Rutherford County Assessor's Office do for me?

The Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 Rutherford County Assessor's Office at (828) 287 6177 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 Rutherford County Facts:

The median home value in Rutherford County is between $95,062.00 and $107,138.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.

How can I contact Rutherford County?

You can try contacting the Rutherford 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 Rutherford County is located in the County Office Building in Rutherfordton, which is located at 289 N Main St. You can direct your general inquiries to Rutherford County with the contact info listed below.

Rutherford County Phone Number


Rutherford County Fax Number


Rutherford County County Office Building Address

County Office Building
289 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139-2503