The Tax Assessor's primary responsibility is to list, assess and appraise all taxable real and personal property each year and furnish tax base figures to the County, Municipalities and Fire Departments for budget purposes.
Property Tax Due Dates
Each year in late December, abstract listings are sent to all taxpayers that had a listing for the prior year. All personal property subject to annual listing must be listed during the month of January in order to avoid a 10% late listing penalty as mandated by State law. Because Beaufort County utilizes a permanent listing system for real estate, real property does not have to be listed unless a change in value has occurred. Persons listing real or personal property for the first time should contact the Tax Assessor's Office for listing information.
Property Tax & Vehicle Registration Renewal Bill
Starting in mid-2013, your property tax and vehicle registration renewal will come together as one bill in the mail and will be paid with one simple payment to North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles online, by mail, or in person at the License Plate Agency.