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Beaufort County is comprised of seven municipalities including Washington (county seat), Chocowinity, Aurora, Belhaven, Washington Park, Bath, and Pantego.

Beaufort County's property tax rate is 60 cents per $100 valuation.

The City of Washington's property tax rate is 55 cents per $100 valuation.

For a complete listing of our Federal and State Representatives click here.

Beaufort County, NC is one of the only counties to be bisected by a large body of water, providing acres of waterfront property for recreation. As one of the oldest historical areas in the Southeast, Beaufort County NC also has a rich culture, filled with interesting areas for visitors and residents to investigate. The rich history and beautiful waterfront hold something for everyone. To visit the Beaufort County Government website to find out about meetings, property taxes, departments of the County and elections click here.

Washington, NC (county seat) has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since May 7, 1952. The Council/Manager form of government is authorized by the North Carolina General Statutes (Chapter 160A, Article 7). The City Council is comprised of five council members. Municipal elections are held in November on odd-numbered years. Council members are elected at-large for two-year terms. The Mayor is also elected at-large for a two-year term. The Mayor has no voting powers. For more information about the City of Washington you can visit their website.

A complete listing of elected officials that represent our County and represent the municipalities of the County please click here.

 
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