Online Real Property Appeal
Catawba County Appeal Portal
The electronic informal appeal portal has been closed due to the Board of Equalization and Review convening on Monday, April 3. Per North Carolina General Statute, all appeals must be filed before the board when in session until the adjournment date.
A request for an appeal to the Board of Equalization and Review must be made in writing and submitted to the Catawba County Assessor in writing or email Revaluationappeal@catawbacountync.gov. Questions can be directed to the Revaluation office at (828) 465-8436.
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.
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).
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 15 days of your last Notice of Real Estate Assessed Value. Any request for an appeal to the Board of Equalization and 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.
NOTICE OF MEETINGS
CATAWBA COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION AND REVIEW
Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-322, the Catawba County Board of Equalization and Review will meet as required by law.
PURPOSE OF MEETINGS
To hear, upon request, any taxpayer who owns or controls taxable property in Catawba 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.
TIME OF MEETINGS
Monday, April 3, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.
Hearing requests must be received no later than adjournment. In the event of earlier or later adjournment, notice to that effect will be published in this newspaper.
LOCATION OF MEETINGS
All sessions will be held at the Catawba County Board of Elections Training Room, located at 145 Government Drive, Newton, NC 28658. Property owners having reason to appeal valuations or listings to this Board should call (828) 465-8436 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to schedule an appointment before the Board.
Board of Equalization and Review
Brian S. Myers, Clerk to the Board