Tax Assessor

Blair Hyder,

Photo of Blair Hyder26 Crimson Laurel Circle, Suite 5
Bakersville, NC 28705
Telephone: 828.688.2139 ext. 1407


Department Overview

The Tax Assessor’s Office is responsible for listing, appraising, and assessing both real and personal property in accordance with North Carolina laws. Applications for tax relief, exemption, exclusion, and Present Use Value are administered by the Tax Assessor’s Office. Laws governing operations within the tax office are contained in a group of statutes known as the Machinery Act of North Carolina, these laws apply to all counties statewide. The Tax Assessor serves as custodian of multiple public records that are used by realtors, attorneys, surveyors, financial institutions, other county offices, and the general public. Our mission is to provide service to the people of Mitchell County in a professional, friendly, and courteous manner while promoting fairness and equity of valuation.

Online Real Estate Appraisal Records

Important Information

As per G.S. 105-307 the listing period is the month of January unless extended by the Board of County Commissioners. Any change to real estate or personal property that is subject to taxation is to be listed by the taxpayer during this time. Taxable personal property includes but is not limited to: business assets, untagged motor vehicles, boats, personal watercraft, untagged campers, untagged trailers, mobile homes, and aircraft. Anyone who fails to list property during the regular listing period will be subject to a 10% penalty.

Tax Assessor Forms

Please download the forms below if applicable, print them (PDF documents; requires the free Adobe Reader software available here), fill them out, and mail to:

Tax Assessor
26 Crimson Laurel Circle, Suite 5
Bakersville, NC 28705

Download Tax Assessor Forms

Get the latest verions of the forms we use from the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Our Location

The Tax Assessor’s Office is located at 26 Crimson Laurel Circle, Suite 5, in Bakersville, NC 28705.


8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday


Blair Hyder
Tax Assessor
Extension 1407

Stacy Buchanan
Deputy Tax Assessor
extension 1405