Tax Office

The Avery County Tax Office is currently open for business.  We are available to assist you over the phone if preferred.  The office number is 828-733-8214.  Our online resources can be used and are linked below.




The new 2022 Revaluation values are now reflected on the current online maps.   
This mapping is new so please be patient as we work through any problems.

Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-322 The Avery County Board of Equalization and Review will meet as required by law.
To hear upon request any and all taxpayers who own or control taxable property assessed for taxation Avery County, with respect to the valuation of such property, or the property of others, and to fulfill other duties and responsibilities as required by law.
The Board will convene for the first meeting on Monday, April 17, 2023. The Board will adjourn for the purpose of accepting requests for hearing at its last meeting on Monday, May 8, 2023. Meetings will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. in Conference Room 106 of the Avery County Courthouse.
Requests for hearing must be received no later than final adjournment which is scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Applications for appeal to the board may be picked up at the Tax Assessor’s Office or on our website at
In the event of an earlier or later adjournment, notice to that effect will be published in this newspaper.
The schedule for the hearing of appeals timely filed will be posted at the Office of the Assessor, who serves as clerk to the Board of Equalization and Review, and will also be provided to individuals and organizations that have requested notice pursuant to G.S. 143-318.12.
All applications for the hearing should be made to:
Avery County Tax Assessor’s Office PO Box 305
Newland, NC 28657
Telephone: (828) 733-8214

The Avery County Tax Administrator's Office is a multi-function office, charged with the responsibility of maintaining records on all real and personal property, for the purpose of assessing, billing, and collecting ad valorem taxes. The office operates with two divisions, Tax Assessment and Tax Collections.


The Assessor’s office is responsible for the listing, assessing and discovering of all real and personal taxable property in Avery County.
The method by which appraisals are conducted is regulated by the State of North Carolina and is intended to assure the fair & equitable taxation of all the residents of North Carolina. The specific guidelines for Assessing property are described in subchapter II of Chapter 105 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, also known as “The Machinery Act.” More information about this process may be seen on the links below or the Avery County Real Estate Page.

Click Here to Search Real Estate, Sales, and Tax Bills

The Avery County Real Estate Page now allows you to search all real property by Owner’s Name, Parcel number or Physical Address. This includes properties which have not been included on our mapping web site in the past, such as Condominiums & Leaseholds. From those searches you may now download a Property Record Card. In addition, there is a sales search tab which allows you to create a sales report that details which properties have sold in your Neighborhood, Township or County-wide.

Also available is the New Tax Bill Search tab. You may search tax bills up to ten years back by name, parcel number, account number, or bill number. You may also narrow your search for unpaid bills only.

[Click here for information about REVALUATION and how to APPEAL tax value for the 2023 tax year]

[Click here for TAX LISTING information]

[Click here for information concerning PROPERTY TAX RELIEF]

The main function of the Avery County Tax Collection Office is collecting and accounting for County real and personal property taxes. In addition, the Tax Collection Office is also responsible for maintaining payment plans and maintaining a high collection rate.

The Tax Collection Office seeks to achieve the highest possible tax collection rate while serving the citizens of Avery County in an efficient, responsible, and courteous manner.

Click Here to Pay Taxes Online

Avery County tax bills are now available for searches and online payments. Tax data spans a ten year period. You can now pay real estate tax bills, and personal property tax bills online using credit card, debit card, and online check. Telephone payments can be made by calling 877-768-4775.

Important Information

Online payments are not posted until data is received from the payment administrator; usually the next business day.
Online payments will not automatically resolve garnishments caused by late payment. In these cases, contact Tax Collections at 828-733-8228.


Tax Assessment

Mailing Address:
PO Box 305
New land, NC 28657

Phone Number : (828)733-8214
Fax Number : (828)733-8216


Tax Collections

Mailing Address:
PO Box 355
New land, NC 28657

Phone Number : (828)733-8228
Fax Number : (828)733-8216