Did you know NC offers property tax relief for elderly and disabled homeowners? You may qualify to reduce the taxable value of your home by $25,000 or 50%, whichever is greater. This amount may be higher if you are a veteran and your disability is related to your service.

You can apply for this program through your local tax office. It is called the Homestead Property Tax Exemption.

Basic Requirements

You must:

  • Be at least 65 years of age OR
  • Totally and permanently disabled.
  • Have Income less than the income eligibility limit. (Note: this amount changes yearly but for 2020 the limit is $31,500.)
  • Be a North Carolina resident.

Check if you are eligible for the Homestead Tax Exemption

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Things to remember

  • The application period runs from January 1 to June 1.
  • New applications come out January 1 of each year. Go to your county’s tax website to download the application.
  • Income eligibility is set yearly and can be found on the application.
  • All applications and associated materials must be submitted to your local tax office by June 1 to ensure acceptance.

Need more info?

Please call your local tax office and ask to speak to someone about the Homestead Tax Exemption program.

Tax Office Phone Numbers



Bladen (910) 862-6730
Brunswick (910) 253-2829
Carteret (252) 728-8485
Columbus (910) 640-6635
Craven (252) 636-6604
Cumberland (910) 678-7507
Duplin (910) 296-2112
Edgecombe (252) 641-7855
Jones (252) 448-2546
New Hanover (910) 798-7300
Onslow (910) 989-2200
Pamlico (252) 745-3105
Pender (910) 259-1222
Robeson (910) 671-3060
Scotland (910) 277-2566
Wayne (919) 731-1461

Don’t see your county?

If you do not see your county listed, you can find the full list here, or contact DRNC and we can provide you with that number.