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Property Tax Relief Programs Available In N.C.

The state of North Carolina offers property tax relief programs to help people who are disabled, and disabled veterans pay their property taxes. In a news release, the Chairman of the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners, Randy Church, says while the county has no ability to elminiate property taxes, officials want to make sure citizens who are eligible get assistance.

The elderly or disabled exclusion deducts $25,000 or 50 percent of the appraised property value, whichever is greater, on property taxes for qualifying homeowners. The exclusion applies to the individual’s legal residence and includes the dwelling homesite, not to exceed one acre, and any related improvements. To qualify, individuals must be 65 or older or totally and permanently disabled with an income not exceeding $33,800.

For Honorably Discharged Disabled Veterans or the unmarried surviving spouse of an Honorably Discharged Disabled Veteran, the tax exclusion deducts $45,000 of the appraised property value. Applications for both programs are accepted through June 1.

To learn more about these property tax exclusion programs, visit, call 828-757-1418, watch on YouTube at, or stop by the Caldwell County Tax Office at 905 West Avenue in Lenoir.

[News release from Caldwell County Government]