Catawba County Appeal Portal

Welcome to the electronic appeals process for Catawba County. It is our intent that this process will provide you an additional method of appealing your Assessed Value

NCGS 105-283 Requires All Property Be Appraised Or Valued At Its True Market Value

105-283. Uniform appraisal standards

All property, real and personal, shall as far as practicable be appraised or valued at its true value in money. When used in this Subchapter, the words "true value" shall be interpreted as meaning market value, that is, the price estimated in terms of money at which the property would change hands between a willing and financially able buyer and seller, neither being under compulsion to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of all the uses to which the property is adapted and for which it is capable of being used. For the purposes of this section, the acquisition of an interest in land by an entity having power of eminent domain with respect to the interest acquired shall not be considered a competent evidence of the true value in money of comparable land.

Do you feel your Assessed Value is equal to the market value as of January 1, 2023?

If YES, no appeal is necessary. You may exit this form without submitting.

If NO, please continue to the Appeal Portal below.

Appeal Review Process

A change in value will be considered only if the real estate owner can demonstrate through competent material and substantial evidence that the county's assessed value is arbitrary or illegal and that the assessed value substantially differs from the true value in money (market value) of the property as of January 1st of the reappraisal year (2023). A request for review must be made in January or within 30 days of the date of Notice of Real Estate Assessed Value.

Appeals must be completed in their entirety and submitted within the prescribed time. Include your daytime phone number and/or email address in the event the appraiser needs to contact you. The submittal must be completed in its entirety to be submitted. If your property does not have an area in which information is requested, please type 0 or N/A. A notice of assessed value will be mailed to you in response to your real estate property appeal.The objective of this review will be to assure your property is appraised at 100% of its true (market) value as ofJanuary 1, 2023. Therefore, your value could decrease, increase or remain the same.

Board of Equalization and Review

If you disagree with the results of the office appeal review, you may formally appeal to the Board of Equalization and Review. You may request an appeal any time prior to the adjournment of the Board of Equalization and Review or within 30 days of your last Notice of Real Estate Assessed Value. Any request for an appeal to the Board of Equalizationand Review must be made in writing and submitted to the Catawba County Assessor. The first meeting of the Board of Equalization and Review must be held no earlier than the first Monday in April and no later than the first Monday in May per NC General Statute.

Appeal Portal