The Appraisal Division consists of the Commercial/Residential and the Revaluation Sections. The Commercial/Residential Section maintains value information for all real property records and works closely with the various permitting offices in obtaining information regarding improvements to property. The Revaluation Section works to gather and analyze information regarding cost, income/expense, sales, and market data in order to complete the County-wide revaluation of real property. For frequently asked questions regarding revaluation, FAQ's (PDF).

2023 Schedule of Value (PDF)

Commercial / Residential Appraisal

The Commercial/Residential Appraisal Section is responsible for maintaining all valuation information regarding land and improvements for all parcels located in Moore County. This Section receives information regarding building permits issued by the County, Aberdeen, Pinebluff, Pinehurst, and Southern Pines and schedules a site visit by an appraiser to obtain information on the added improvements. All real property located in the County is appraised based on the 2023 Schedule of Values adopted by the Board of Commissioners and the value is determined based on the property characteristics as of January 1, of each year.

The Commercial/Residential Appraisal Section gathers information on a document known as a Field Review Document and property owners may obtain a copy of the field review document or a condensed Property Record Card by visiting the GIS site or by contacting the Moore County Tax Department.

Appeals / Re-evaluation

The Revaluation Section is responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and implementing the county-wide revaluation. The most recent revaluation effective for January 1, 2023. North Carolina General Statutes require every county to conduct a revaluation at least once every eight years; however, counties may, by resolution, advance the schedule. The purpose of a revaluation is to equalize values for all real property. To do this, all real property values are determined based on market values for the year in which a revaluation is effective. Recorded property sales are reviewed and analyzed for all neighborhoods throughout the County to determine market values and adjustments are made to the recorded sales to determine values for surrounding properties. In determining values, the three recognized approaches to value are used: Cost, Sales Comparison (Market), and Income.

Real Property Appeals

The 2023 appeal process will begin on January 1, 2023. Please be advised the 2023 Revaluation Value notices were mailed March 17, 2023.

Owner's of real property may appeal the assessed value starting in January of each year by submitting a signed written request or completing a Real Property appeal form. The local appeals process is broken into two categories, the informal process and the formal process. The informal process is a review by Tax Department Appraisal personnel of any information provided by the taxpayer and the formal process is a review by the Moore County Board of Equalization and Review. With either process, the property owner has the burden of showing that the property's assessed value is inequitable as compared to the surrounding properties or exceeds fair market value as determined by either cost. sales, or income information leading up to the most recent county-wide revaluation date. The opportunity to appeal concludes with the adjournment of the Moore County Board of Equalization and Review which is advertised in the local newspaper.

Personal Property Appeals

Owners of non business personal property that is required to be listed and owners of business personal property may appeal the assessed value, situs, and/or taxability of their personal property starting in January of each year. However, the tax bill which is mailed in July of each is considered to be the owner's notice of value for the tax year. Owners may appeal the value indicated on the tax bill within 30 days of the date of the bill by submitting a signed, written request or completing a Personal Property appeal form. The informal and formal processes are the same as in real property.

Motor Vehicle Appeals

Owners of vehicles billed as a result of obtaining or renewing a registration through the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles may appeal the situs, taxability and/or assessed value of the vehicle within 30 days of the date of the tax bill. The request must be in writing, stating the purpose of the appeal and include the owner's signature. Appeals will be reviewed as timely as possible, however the tax bill must be paid when due to avoid late payment penalties.