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Tax  Department Assessing

The Assessing Office is responsible for assessing all real property located in Duplin County.  A state mandated revaluation of all real property is conducted at least once every eight years. Each year, building permits are reviewed for new construction and additions to existing structures.  The appraisal staff assists property owners and the public with questions about value.   They are also responsible for processing applications for Use Value.  The next county-wide reappraisal will again be conducted by state certified appraisers and is effective January 1, 2017.

The Assessing Office is also responsible for the proper listing and discovery of all personal property, business personal property, and motor vehicles located in or taxable by Duplin County.  The Assessing Office is responsible for assigning the fair market value (retail) of such property for tax billing purposes.  Assessing employees can assist you with questions regarding ownership, sites, and description or value of personal property.  Along with property listing and assessing, the Assessing Office processes applications for the Senior Citizen/Disability exclusion as outlined in the North Carolina General Statute; conducts audits of all personal and business personal property accounts; and maintains the mailing addresses as submitted by the taxpayers or by the Department of Motor Vehicles for all personal property, business personal property and motor vehicle accounts.