What was the process for determining my property value?

New Hanover County goes to great lengths to get a true and accurate value of each property in the county. New Hanover County tax appraisers visit residential and commercial properties in the county, photograph properties, educated citizens, take measurements, and evaluate improvements or deterioration to the property. The appraisers currently review and assess over 110,000 parcels and use proven methods for analyzing comparable properties and other factors affecting property value. Each property is appraised using the same method, applied uniformly across the county.

The Tax Department has made available online, Property Tax Questionnaires and Sales Verification forms for citizens to fill out to better assist us confirming their property and/ or sales information. The purpose of these forms are to verify sales information along with square footage, number of rooms and bathrooms, and other important details. All of the completed forms and questionnaires are reviewed by staff, and follow-up calls and visits are made when necessary to address concerns and to make sure property information is accurate. From all of this information and thorough extensive research, New Hanover County's appraisers are able to determine the value for each property.

New Hanover County Tax Office used a modified cost method for all properties. The exception to that is Low Income Housing Tax Credit program (LIHTC) apartments which are valued on the income approach.

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1. What is the purpose of the revaluation program?
2. When do the new property values go into effect?
3. What is the difference between Reappraisal and Revaluation?
4. How will I be notified of any property value change?
5. What was the process for determining my property value?
6. Where did New Hanover County get their comparable sales and or basis for value?
7. What if I disagree with the revaluation of my property?
8. What are the steps to appeal my property value?
9. When is the deadline to appeal my 2021 assessed value?
10. Would I need multiple appeal forms to appeal multiple properties?
11. Why did my value go up over a year?
12. Why isn’t my value the same as the sale price I paid for it?
13. How does revaluation equalize the tax burden?
14. What effect will the revaluation project have on tax bills?
15. What tax rate will be used for 2021?
16. What percent of value does NHC tax on?
17. When is the next County Revaluation?