101 Mitchell St.
PO Box 2321
Bryson City, NC 28713
The Swain County Tax Assessors Office includes the assessing of property values and property reappraisal. EMAIL: ASSESSORSOFFICE@SWAINCOUNTYNC.GOV
Rodney Morrow – Property Tax Assessor
(828) 488-9273 ext 2380
Jessica Danner – Real Estate Appraiser
(828) 488-9273 ext 2381
Dawn Zalva – Tax Assistant 1
(828) 488-9273 ext 2221
The Swain County Tax Collection Office includes the tax collection and enforcement of property payments. EMAIL: TAXOFFICE@SWAINCOUNTYNC.GOV
April Hampton – Tax Collector
(828) 488-9273 ext 2216
Beverley Anthony – Tax Assistant 1
(828) 488-9273 ext 2220
Kim Dossey – Tax Assistant 1
(828) 488-9273 ext 2224
Taxes and Services
The Swain County Board of Commissioners determines the tax rate each year before June 30. The tax values, multiplied by the tax rate, generate the revenue necessary to meet the costs of services to you, the citizen. You may visit the Assessor’s office with more specific questions or call 828-488-9273.
Information about property taxes, property tax exemptions, elderly/disabled exemptions, present use value, property tax laws, and personal/business personal listings is available by a visit to our office or by telephone.
Personal and Business Listing forms are mailed by January 1 each year. Personal listing forms are for single-wide mobile homes, double-wide mobile homes (not listed as real), vehicles not tagged, boats, houseboats, etc. Business personal forms are for anyone owning a business to list the taxable property with the county.
Tax bills for real estate, business person, and personal property are mailed in July of each year and are due September 1 with interest beginning after January 5 of the following year. Motor vehicles are billed with your license plate renewal. Taxes can be paid online with a credit card at WebFeePay or by calling 828-488-9273 – x 2220 or x 2224. (There will be a processing fee charged at the time of the transaction.)
The primary purpose of a reappraisal is to provide fair and equitable property values among all classes of property. North Carolina law requires each county to conduct a reappraisal every eight years. Swain County’s last reappraisal was completed on January 1, 2021.
Property Tax Exclusion Form: Disabled Veteran’s
Swain County Informal Appeal Review Form
Application for Agriculture, Horticulture, and Forestry Present-Use Value Assessment
Building Inspection Links
Below are links to the State of North Carolina Building Code Information
- North Carolina Building Codes
- NC Contractors
- Floodplain Mapping Program
- Soil Erosion
Notice of Meetings of the Swain County Board of Equalization and Review
2023 Board of Equalization and Review form
January 1, 2023 – First day of the 2023 listing period. First day to submit an informal appeal of real property.
Jan 5, 2023 – Last day to pay 2022 property tax bills.
January 6, 2023 – Unpaid 2022 property tax bills become delinquent, 2% interest accrues, additional 3/4% each month thereafter. The Tax Collector may use enforced collections to secure payment of 2022 property tax bills.
January 31, 2023 – Last day of the 2023 listing period. Last day for timely filing of abstracts (listing forms), extension request and exemption/exclusion applications. Exception: property tax relief programs. Notice:
February 2023 – Second notices mailed to property owners with unpaid 2022 property taxes.
March 30, 2023 – Last day for listing forms to be submitted, with approved extension for businesses.
April 2023 – 2022 property taxes advertised in local newspaper.