The Tax Department is responsible for obtaining, developing, analyzing, and maintaining records necessary for the appraisal, assessment, billing, collection, and listing of taxes associated with real and personal property within the jurisdiction of the County and municipalities according to the state of North Carolina General Statutes. The Tax Department is required to provide information and research as well as maintain records for the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
The Tax Department has three functional offices made up of Accessing, Collections, and Land Record.
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, 2021.
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.
The Collections office is responsible for the collection of all property taxes levied by Duplin County. In addition to property tax, the office also oversees the billing and collection of the Rental Vehicle Tax and the issuance of mobile home moving permits.
We now collect town taxes for the following: Calypso, Greenevers, Kenansville, Warsaw
Land Records Section is responsible for maintaining the Duplin County property base maps and real property ownership data. The property map is maintained on 2006, color, digital ortho-photography using legal documents recorded in the Duplin County Registrar of Deeds office. The property base map was built using the 2006, color digital ortho-photography using legal documents recorded in the Duplin County Register of Deeds office. All data is stored and edited using ERSI ArcGIS software. The digital maps include Cadastral (tax map) information including; property boundaries, road names, acreage’s, parcel dimensions, district boundaries and ownership information.
Application for Elderly/Disabled, Disabled Veteran Homestead Exclusion
Certification of Disability for Property Tax Exclusion
2020 Request for Extension
Improvement Listing Form
Hurricane Florence Damage Assessment
Private Hauler Form (Certificate of Service)
Present-Use Value Application (Land Use)
The Land Records Section:
We provide current ownership information of all real estate in Duplin County.
We provide access to the Duplin County’s Tax Information through the following online services…
The 2019 tax base for Duplin County is $3,915,653,681.
As of January 2019, there were 38,562 non exempt parcels within the county.
The last revaluation was effective January 1, 2017 while the next will be effective January 1, 2022.
County Owned Property
See listing below for County currently owned property for sale.
Please deliver in person the completed Bid Form and Bid Deposit to:
Duplin County Tax Office
118 Beasley Street
If you have any questions, please call Joan Barnette at 910-372-9352.