Once a year homeowners are allowed to rebut their tax values. We can perform an appraisal of your home. If you feel that you would like to appeal your valuation see below.
Mail Appeals and supporting documentation to: Wake County Revenue Attention: Property Appeal PO Box 2331 Raleigh NC 27602
FROM WAKE COUNTY TAX SITE:
Real Estate Real estate property owners can appeal values beginning on 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 by a real estate property owner whose value was changed and notification of the change was not issued until after the Board adjournment.
The first step in the real estate appeals process is to request an informal review of the property by calling our office at (919) 856-5400. Eligibility for this review requires that the property value has changed since the prior year billing and this is your first notice of the new value. An informal appeal may be initiated by calling our office and speaking with an appraiser or by sending your request in writing. The appraiser will thoroughly review and consider your appeal. Adjustments to values 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 value or appealing further.
The next step in the appeals process is to formally appeal to the Board of Equalization and Review. This is a special board appointed by the County Commissioners consisting of Wake County residents with knowledge of local real estate values. This 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 value from the previous billing. A property owner can call our office or send a written request to receive a Notice of Appeal application. Once your application is received, you will be notified of your appointment to 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 comprised 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 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.