The tax department consists of two sections the Tax Assessor's Office and the Tax Collection Office. See the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information, in addition to the information listed below:
The main function of the Tax Collection Office is collecting and accounting for County real and personal property taxes. In addition, the Tax Collections Office is responsible for collecting registered motor vehicle taxes for Yancey County and the Town of Burnsville.
The Tax Collection Office seeks to achieve the highest possible tax collection rate while serving the citizens of Yancey County in an efficient, responsible and courteous manner.
Yancey County Tax Assessor's Office is responsible for generating revenue through property taxes to be used in funding local county government. We identify all taxable property, determine an assessed value & prepare tax notices.
We are located at 110 Town Square Room 2 Burnsville NC in the County Courthouse. Tax Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Property Tax Relief Programs:
Property Tax Relief on Permanent Residence
Elderly or Disabled Exclusion
Short Description: This program excludes the greater of the first $25,000 or 50% of the appraised value of the permanent residence of a qualifying owner. A qualifying owner must either be at least 65 years of age or be totally and permanently disabled. The owner cannot have an income amount for the previous year that exceeds the income eligibility limit for the current year, which for the 2013 tax year is $28,100. See G.S. 105-277.1 for the full text of the statute.
Please complete the forms below to certify qualification for the eldery or disabled exclusion:
Certification of Disability Form
Disabled Veteran Exclusion
Short Description: This program excludes up to the first $45,000 of the appraised value of the permanent residence of a disabled veteran. A disabled veteran is defined as a veteran whose character of service at separation was honorable or under honorable conditions and who has a total and permanent service-connected disability or who received benefits for specially adapted housing under 38 U.S.C. 2101. There is no age or income limitation for this program. This benefit is also available to a surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of either (1) a disabled veteran as defined above, (2) a veteran who died as a result of a service-connected condition whose character of service at separation was honorable or under honorable conditions, or (3) a servicemember who died from a service connected condition in the line of duty and not as a result of willful misconduct. See G.S. 105-277.1C for the full text of the statute.
Circuit Breaker Property Tax Deferment
Short Description: Under this program, taxes for each year are limited to a percentage of the qualifying owner's income. A qualifying owner must either be at least 65 years of age or be totally and permanently disabled. For an owner whose income amount for the previous year does not exceed the income eligibility limit for the current year, which for the 2013 tax year is $28,100, the owner's taxes will be limited to four percent (4%) of the owner's income. For an owner whose income exceeds the income eligibility limit ($28,100) but does not exceed 150% of the income eligibility limit, which for the 2013 tax year is $42,150, the owner's taxes will be limited to five percent (5%) of the owner's income.
Application for Property Tax Relief
Taxpayers qualifying for more than one program may only apply for one.
Property Tax Relief On NC Motor Vehicle
Disabled Veteran NC Motor Vehicle:
This exemption exempts from taxation a motor vehicle given to a qualified disabled veteran by the United States government or motor vehicle altered with special equipment to accommodate a service related disability.
OTHER NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE APPLICATION FORMS: