Durham County Tax Guide 2014
Durham County NC new homes
Thinking of moving to Durham, NC? You've probably wondered what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home.
When were Durham County NC property values last adjusted (assessed)?
All North Carolina counties are required to conduct a revaluation at least once every eight years. Durham County was reassessed on January 1, 2008, and the new assessed values went into affect in Summer 2008.
To give you an idea, here's a table of sample yearly tax payments for different sample assessed home values:
Durham County property tax rates are always based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price, so you'll want to look up the assessed value, or ask your agent for it.
Follow these simple steps:
1. Take the assessed value of the property.
2. Divide by 100.
3. Multiply by the combined 2014 tax rate.
This will give you the yearly tax amount, per 2014 fiscal year rates.
The chart below shows the 2014 Durham County property tax rates. If you are relocating to a home inside a town or fire district, the tax rate will generally be higher. If your new home will be outside of town boundaries, the tax rate can be low.
The county rate gets combined with either the fire district rate or the town rate, depending on where the home for sale is located.
Add the two together - the total tax rate for Chapel Hill, NC is 1.2884.
This table gives sample property tax bills for all the cities and towns in Durham County, NC: Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Morrisville, Bahama, and more. Your tax bill can be lower if your home or property is not actually within a municipality, or town.
How Do I Find Out the Assessed Value of My Durham County Home?
If there's a particular home that you're considering, you can go directly to the Durham County Tax Administration Records site, type in the address, and see the assessed value of the property.
What if the Assessed Value is Different From the Sales Price?
If there is a discrepancy between the assessed value and the asking price of the home or lot, don't be afraid to ask your real estate agent to pull comps for you. Assessed values are not always aligned well with market values, as assessments are often made several years apart.
Want to Compare Property Taxe Rates?
Compare property tax rates in Durham County to other counties in the area here: