Tax Assessor

Tax Assessor

Melissa Phillips Tax Assessor



Physical Address:
305 East Main Street (Room 127)
Williamston, NC  27892

Mailing Address:
PO Box 885
Williamston, NC 27892

Office Hours:
8 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday

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Martin County Office of the Tax Assessor is responsible for the listing, appraising, and assessing real and personal property. The department processes applications for the present use value program, the elderly and disabled tax relief programs, and tax exemptions that may be granted under the state laws.

The department functions are conducted in the Martin County Courthouse located at 305 East Main Street in Williamston, NC.

Each January the tax department mails abstracts to all owners of real property and/or personal property for the purpose of listing the property for taxation. These forms must be completed and returned to the tax department no later than January 31.

In the spring, after the board of county commissioners establishes the tax rate for the coming year, taxes due are computed on the basis of the value of real and personal property owned. The bills are printed and mailed in the first week of August. The bill is due in full and after January 5th (of the following calendar year) interest is assessed on the basis of delinquency.

State law provides for a reduction of property taxes for certain qualified taxpayers 65 years of age or older, and for citizens who are totally and permanently disabled. Further information about this feature of the law may be obtained from the tax office. Phone 252-789-4350. Mon. - Fri. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The county tax rate is $0.81 per $100 of value. State law requires that a revaluation must be done at least every eight years. We anticipate our next revaluation to be effective on January 1st, 2025.

Property tax cards and tax maps are online.

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