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.
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.
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.
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.
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.