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.
Pay Your Taxes Online
Mitchell County residents can now pay their property taxes by debit/credit card or by electronic check through our new online tax portal.
PLEASE NOTE: a convenience fee wil be charged by a third-party vendor who is providing the payment service.
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: