TEASER: Moore County Government

Property owners across Moore County will soon learn the newly assessed value of their homes and land.

The Moore County Tax Department is expected to mail over 74,000 notices to residents this week following the county’s first property revaluation since 2019. Gary Briggs, tax administrator for the county, said some residents can expect to see their property’s value increase by as much as 50 percent.


Jaymie Baxley is an award-winning reporter covering public health, social issues and general news for The Pilot. He worked previously at The Robesonian in Lumberton and at The Daily Courier in Forest City.

(12) comments

richard larson

" Gary Briggs, tax administrator for the county, said some residents can expect to see their property’s value increase by as much as 50 percent." ONLY 50% would (likely) be awesome. But how about OVER 100%?!? Now we have to waste our time going through the appeal process. Ridiculous!

Kent Misegades

Higher valuations are the result of false indicators. Uncontrolled government spending has created record inflation, driving up the cost of housing and labor. Disastrous consequences of progressive’s mal-governance, uncontrollable big city violence, homelessness and a flood of illegals across Biden’s open borders are driving people from the west coast and the north to move to conservative states like ours. Thus, poor government and radical far-leftists are largely responsible for higher demand for area housing, leading to higher valuations. It’s all based though on vapor, $32T in debt, and will come crashing down like a giant house of cards. Bank failures are generally a good indication of impending economic collapse. Wise county leaders would anticipate this, tighten their belts, slash budgets, cut headcount, and return money where it belongs best - in the pockets of those who earned it in the private sector.

Tommy Davis

Appealing a decision will not even be considered in Raleigh unless the evaluation is in excess of 30% from the last evaluation. I know ... I've been there before.

John Patota

Let me get this straight.

1. The USGA comes to town, and Moore County and Pinehurst give them tax breaks.

2. As a result, we get more people moving to the area and more traffic.

3. Visitor spending is at an all-time high.


4. Our taxes are going up?!?

Do I have it right?

BTW - Did you know the USGA is non-profit and is exempt from federal income tax and North Carolina state income tax? And, the USGA had a fund balance of $385 million in 2019.

Barbara Misiaszek

Tax rates will change due to these revaluations and there is no guarantee your actual taxes will go up. There will be reported to the Commissioner's what a zero revenue increase rate will be and then Commissioner's will determine if they will stay at that rate, increase or decrease the rate. You may actually end up with a lower tax this year. One of the stated Commissioner goals is to reduce taxes, that will however be dependent on County program and financial needs. We'll soon know which way it goes.

John Misiaszek

Carol Hoffman

Having seen the increase in my valuation it would take a 33% rate decrease to make my tax amount similar to last. year. Can't see the County Commissioners going there.

Robert Tyska

Where does it say taxes are going up? The value of your property went up but the tax rate will go down to account for it. If your specific property went up more then the average then the revaluation may cause your taxes to go up. If your property value increased less then the average, then the revaluation will cause your taxes to go down.

jimmie canabera

Spot on. In PA, they are taking a look at taxing nonprofit hospitals, which I'm not sure about. Certainly places like St. Joseph of the Pines should be paying taxes especially based on the high revenue it generates.

Sally Larson

If they are looking at non-profits then maybe it's time to tax the churches too.

Kent Misegades

Given the disastrous economy, 40 year record inflation, a recession and the devastation caused by irrational and unnecessary lockdowns during the CCP flu hysteria, the least the county could do is freeze valuations to what they were in 2019.

Robert Tyska

Why? What does any of that have to do with property revaluation?

Barbara Misiaszek

There is a state requirement that all properties must be revalued at least every 8 years. Moore County has adopted a 4 year revaluation cycle and has been on that cycle for a long time. Even though properties have been revalued it doesn't mean your taxes will increase. It depends on what the tax rate / $100 of property valuation that is adopted by the Commissioners whether your actual tax bill will increase. The tax rate is not a fixed rate and is subject to change. With these increases in valuations, you can certainly assume the rate will be lowered. Again, the new rate that is adopted will determine if your tax bull goes up or down.

John Misiaszek

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