The Real Property Division is responsible for the appraisal and assessment of the county’s 40,000 parcels.
The Jackson County Tax Assessor’s Office conducted a countywide reappraisal of all real property in accordance with the provisions of North Carolina General Statutes 105-283 and 105-317. The next countywide reappraisal will have an effective date of January 1, 2021. The effective date of the previous reappraisal was January 1, 2016. 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 appeal period for the 2021 tax year ended on April 30, 2021. The appeal period for the 2022 tax year will open on January 1, 2022.