The Real Property Division is responsible for the appraisal and assessment of the county’s, roughly, 47,000 parcels.
Property owners are required by North Carolina General Statute 105-303(b)(2) to report all new construction and improvements/modifications made to real property (land and permanently affixed building/structures) within the preceding year, regardless of obtaining a permit with Code Enforcement.
The Beaufort County Tax Assessor’s Office last conducted a countywide reappraisal of all real property in accordance with the provisions of North Carolina General Statutes 105-283 and 105-317 in 2018. The purpose of a countywide reappraisal is to equalize the tax burden among property owners and all classes of property. The periodic reappraisal of real property equalizes the tax burden by ensuring all real property is assessed as its current, fair market value. The next revaluation is set to be effective as of Jan. 1st 2025.