What is the Board of Equalization and Review?
According to NCGS 105-322 (a) The Board of Equalization and Review can either be composed of the Board of County Commissioners or a special board appointed by the County Commissioners to carry out the duty to Review Tax Lists and the duty to hear Taxpayer Appeals. In Onslow County the Commissioners appoint the Board of Equalization and Review. It is made up of 5 people from throughout the county who have a general knowledge of the county and property values. Please note that they are not affiliated with the tax office.

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1. What is the Board of Equalization and Review?
2. What are the grounds for an appeal?
3. How and when are appeals to the Board of Equalization and Review due to be filed?
4. If I file an appeal, is there a chance that my value may increase?
5. When does the Board of Equalization and Review meet?
6. How will I be notified of my appointment?
7. Do I have to be present for my appeal?
8. Where will my appeal be heard?
9. What will I need to provide for my appeal?
10. What if I do not agree with the Board of Equalization and Reviews decision?
11. Property values have fallen in my neighborhood since the county reassessed it January 1, 2014. Can the Board change my value to reflect the changes in the real estate market?