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  Eddie Allen Ext. 819 
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  Cherokee County Courthouse
  75 Peachtree Street
  Suite 233
  Murphy, NC 28906  

On behalf of the entire tax assessor’s office welcome to our website.  Our goal is to provide as much information as possible about our department, tax assessments and other pertinent information.  You can find information about the appeal process, tax exemptions, deferment, and other information on this site.

Please note that all property values for Cherokee County are assessed as of January 1st of each year.  We mail personal and business listing information to current properties as identified on our system.  If you are new to the county and need to list property you can find listing forms and telephone numbers here on the website or at the tax assessor’s office located in the Courthouse.

Property taxes are an ad valorem tax, meaning that they are allocated to each taxpayer proportionately according to the value of the taxpayer’s property.

The purpose of collecting property taxes is to pay for a variety of things such as schools, local law enforcement, fire protection, libraries, public health, social services, local infrastructure, parks and recreation, and much more.  The state of North Carolina oversees local property tax procedures to make sure all counties and municipalities comply with the law.  Property taxes are a primary source of funding for local government units.



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Eddie Allen

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 Help Cherokee County Go Green!

Cherokee County mailed 36,185 tax bills starting July 28th 2017. In an effort to be environmentally friendly, we invite you to visit our eStatement website to register to receive all your tax bills electronically.

Please log on to Cherokee County at
Enter the requested information including the Registration ID to begin receiving your bill electronically. You will find your Registration ID located on your tax bill.

If you have any questions, please contact Cherokee County at (828) 835-3296 option #3




 To: Cherokee County Residents
From: Cherokee County Tax Assessor
RE: 2020 County Wide Revaluation

The Cherokee County Appraisal office is beginning the measure and list phase of the upcoming 2020 county wide revaluation. We currently have over 32,000 parcels that need visited in the next year and a half therefore getting an early start is crucial. The purpose of the measure and list is to verify the accuracy of our data. This phase of the revaluation will be completed by employees of the Cherokee County Assessor’s Office. Their job is to measure the outside of your home and other structures on your property. They will also be asking pertinent information regarding the type of finishes that make up the inside of your home. They will not be coming inside your home. The appraisers will begin in the Tarheel area of the county beginning the week of July 24th, 2017. Each appraiser will be driving a county owned vehicle with identifiable county logos. They will also be wearing photo identification cards. We respectfully ask for your cooperation as this is a very time consuming project. If you have questions please feel free to contact the Cherokee County Tax Assessor’s Office.

Eddie Allen
Cherokee County Tax Assessor

Last updated: 12/6/2017 2:05:58 PM