Property Tax Exemptions

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North Carolina General Statutes allow for certain types of property to be exempt from property taxes if they meet the requirements specified by the statutes. Some types of exempt property may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Property used for religious purposes
  • Property set aside for burial purposes
  • Property used for educational, scientific, or literary purposes
  • Property used for charitable purposes 

Refer to Article12 of NCGS Chapter 105  titled "Property Subject to Taxation" for specifics.

Applications: To apply for exemption, an application must be filed with the Assessor's Office during the regular listing period, which is the month of January. Copies of applications can be found here. To receive an application or find out more about exempt property, please call 919-542-8250.

Click here for a copy of the appeals brochure.  This brochure outlines the appeal process.