The Tax Office is responsible for listing, appraising and assessing all real and personal property located in Burke County. This office is also responsible to collect taxes for Burke County, Town of Glen Alpine and the Town of Rhodhiss.

Our offices are located at 110 North Green Street, Morganton NC in the Burke County Services Building. Tax office hours are 8:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.


Administration: 828-764-9430
Real Estate Appraisal: 828-764-9442
Mapping: 828-764-9424
Personal Property Listing: 828-764-9452
Business Property Listing: 828-764-9451

Court House
Mailing Address
Burke County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 219
Morganton, NC 28680-0219
Collections: 828-764-9430
Collections Fax: 828-764-9432
Fax: 828-764-9433

Mailing Address:
Burke County Tax Assessor
P.O. Box 219
Morganton, NC 29680-0219




2014 Tax Notice Error

The amounts in the "If Paid By" 7/31/2014 and 1/05/2015 on the receipt part of the 2014 Tax Notice are reversed.  Please refer to the lower portion or coupon part of the notice for the correct periods and amounts.

Deed Certification

Effective May 1, 2014 before recording a deed it must be certified there are no delinquent taxes. Click HERE for more information.

New Tag and Tax System
North Carolina’s new Tag and Tax System becomes effective September 1, 2013. Click HERE for details.

Tax Relief Programs
North Carolina offers programs providing tax relief for low-income elderly or disabled citizens, as well as disabled veterans. Click HERE for more information and to determine if you qualify.