Johnston County’s 2019 Revaluation and Assessment of Property: What You Need to Know

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Every eight years North Carolina counties are required to conduct a revaluation to distribute the overall tax burden throughout the county in a way that is fair and equitable, and based on current property values. The 2019 Revaluation for Johnston County is currently underway and the effective date for the revaluation is January 1, 2019, at which point all real property values will be updated to the newly appraised values.

How will my property be assessed?

Appraisal staff are visiting properties and will be taking photos and updating data for use in determining market value. The staff visiting properties will wear Johnston County identification badges and their vehicles will be marked “Johnston County” or “Johnston County Revaluation”.


What are appraisals based on?
North Carolina Law requires all real property to be appraised at 100% of its Market Value as of the effective date (January 1, 2019)  of the  County's most recent General Revaluation. The appraisers will use a variety of tools to review all parcels within Johnston County, including orthophotography (aerial) images, street level images, MLS listings, and the tax database (recent sales in the property’s area). Appraisers will also conduct field visits to over 95,000 properties.


When can I expect to see my assessment?

New property values are expected to be available in late 2018. At such time, owners will have an opportunity to review the property information and request a review of the value.


What if I have questions or need to report property changes or improvements?
To report changes, citizens can send an email to or call (919) 989-5130.

The April Stephens Team would be happy to answer any questions you may have about this revaluation or appraisal process. Our team can also assist you in determining the value of your home or making a dispute. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time at 919-651-HOME, or at


For more information, visit the revaluation page on the county’s website. Residents can also consult the Citizen’s Guide to Revaluation and Assessment and the FAQ for the 2019 Johnston County Revaluation.





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