Real Estate

Granville County assessed real estate values reflect the market value as of January 1, 2010.  Any inflation, deflation or other economic changes occurring after this date do not affect the county’s assessed value of the property and cannot be lawfully considered when reviewing the value for adjustment.  The January 1, 2010 assessed values remain in effect until the next county-wide revaluation, which is currently performed every eight years.

Property owners can appeal county assessed real estate values beginning January 1 each year.  The deadline for appealing a value is the day the Board of Equalization and Review adjourns, which is usually the first part of April.  The only appeal request that can be accepted after the Board adjourns is from a property owner whose county assessed real estate value was changed and notification of the change was not issued until after the Board adjournment date.  The appeal deadline for this status is December 31.

The first step in appealing is to determine if you are eligible for an informal review.  (If you are not eligible, follow the next step below to formally appeal to the Board of Equalization and Review.)  Eligibility for an informal review requires that the county’s assessed value of your property has changed since the prior year billing and this is your first notice of the new value.  If you are a new owner, eligibility for a review would still require that the county’s assessed value has changed since the previous year’s billed value.  This initial reassessment is performed by a county real estate appraiser who will thoroughly review and consider your appeal.  Adjustments to value will be based on a reanalysis of the property.  Once you are notified of the results of the review, you have the option of accepting the recommendation or appealing further.  An informal review may be initiated by calling our office at 919-693-4181 or by sending your request in writing to:

Granville County Tax Department
Attention: Real Estate Appeal
PO Box 219
Oxford, NC 27565

The next step in the appeals process is to formally appeal to the Board of Equalization and Review (BOE).  The formal appeal process is for property owners not satisfied with the results of an informal review or who were not eligible for the informal review as there was no change in the county’s assessed value from the previous billing.  Please note that changes in market or economic conditions occurring after the effective date of a revaluation cannot be lawfully considered when reviewing the assessed value for adjustment.

To begin this formal appeal process, you may call our office at 919-693-4181 and request a BOE application.  We must receive your completed application and any documentation you may have that supports your opinion of value prior to the adjournment of the Board, which is usually the first part of April, for it to be considered timely.

Once your application is received, our appraisal staff will review the appeal to determine if an adjustment is warranted.  If the appraiser feels that no adjustment should be recommended, the appeal will be prepared with staff review notes for the BOE.  A hearing will be scheduled and you will be notified of the date and time you may appear before the Board.

Following a hearing with the Board, a property owner still in disagreement with the value of the real estate may appeal to the North Carolina Property Tax Commission.  The Commission is composed of five members; three appointed by the Governor and one each by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House.  Applications for hearings must be filed with the North Carolina Property Tax Commission within thirty (30) days after the Board of Equalization and Review has mailed notice of its decision.  Appeals from Commission decisions are to the Court of Appeals and are based on the record made at the hearing.


For application click here.

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