All real property is assessed on a tax rate per $100.00 of
assessed value. Depending on where you live, some districts in Craven County
also pay a special fire tax included in the city tax. This is
used to help fund the voluntary fire departments.
Tax rates are set every eight years by the county and the city.
The last Craven County and City of New Bern tax rate revaluation
was done in 2010.
To view the current real estate and personal property tax rates for Craven County
and specific municipalities and fire districts in the
County, including the city of New Bern, Havelock, River
Bend, Trent Woods, and Vanceboro, etc.,
click on this link and then scroll down to the link for
County and Municipal Tax Rates.
What is my Property Tax Assessment?
To check your property's assessed value,
visit the Craven County GIS Maps site or call the County Tax
Assessment office. Click on the link for MAPS and enter the
address of the property for which you wish to check the property
Craven County residents including those within the City of New
Bern limits are required to list both personal property as well
as real property for taxes. Property should be listed with the
Craven County Tax Assessor's office.
More information on procedures for listing can be obtained by
calling the Craven County Tax Listing office at 252-636-6604. The property listing period begins on January
1st and runs through January 31st of each year.
PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX
VEHICLES PROPERTY TAX
Examples of Non-Registered Personal Property that are taxed by
the county can be found on the Tax Listing Link and may include:
- mobile homes, boats and boat motors, jet skis, and
- all unlicensed (untagged) vehicles including:
- semi trailers
- income-producing farm machinery.
REGISTERED NC MOTOR VEHICLE
North Carolina property tax system requires counties to
assess the values of motor vehicles registered (those requiring
license plates) with the North Carolina Department of Motor
Vehicles (NC-DOT DMV) and to prepare tax bills.
Refer to the NC DMV web site for more information.
The DMV is not involved in establishing the value of a
vehicle for property tax purposes. Once a vehicle is registered,
the DMV furnishes a record of the make and model of the
registered vehicle, and the vehicle owner's local county
assessment office determines the tax accordingly.
Three months after the motor vehicle’s
registration renewal date, the vehicle owner will receive a
separate personal property tax bill just for the registered
vehicle which is payable on the first day of the following
North Carolina residents who have not yet registered their
vehicles or who have not renewed their vehicle registrations are
still required to list their vehicles with their county of
residence by January 31 of each year.
EXEMPT VEHICLES: The NC
Motor Vehicle Property Tax law covers all motor vehicles
- vehicles exempt from registration by North Carolina law;
- manufactured homes;
- mobile classrooms and offices;
- semi-trailers registered on a multi-year basis;
- motor vehicles owned or leased by public service
- vehicles in confidential status.