Owners of property within the Town of Beech Mountain will pay ad valorem taxes to both the Town and the County in which the property is located. These tax bills are billed and collected separately by Beech Mountain and Watauga or Avery County:
- Tax rates for 2014 are:
- Beech Mountain $0.732 per $100 of tax valuation
Tax bills are due on September 1st , and will accrue interest if paid on or after January 6th. On January 6th interest at the rate of 2% of the tax amount will be added. On the first of every month after that, ¾% of the tax amount will be assessed in interest.
The Town accepts and adopts the appraisals fixed by the authorities of the counties, per General Statute. The Counties of Avery and Watauga reappraise properties within their boundaries every eight years.
If you disagree with the appraisal of your property, you should appear before the Board of Equalization and Review in the appropriate County to request reappraisal. This request can be made in person or by letter. The Boards meet each year between the first Monday in April and the first Monday in May. Their addresses are:
Watauga County Board of Equalization and Review
Watauga County Court House
Boone, NC 28607
Avery County Board of Equalization and Review
Avery County Court House
Newland, NC 28657
The most important reason to adhere to the law is to support the community. Occupancy tax dollars not only promote the Town, but one third of collections are obligated toward the construction of the planned Indoor Recreation Center at Buckeye Lake. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.