Notice of Assessments are out ~ what if you disagree?
Georgia law requires that every Georgia property owner receive a Notice of Assessment no later than July. Every owner of real property in Georgia will receive a Notice of Assessment. The notice states the assessor’s determination of value for taxation purposes. Every taxpayer will receive a notice, regardless of whether or not there has been a change. The Notice will also state the estimated tax based on the assessor’s value (the tax estimate is based on the previous year millage rates since the current year is not yet determined). If the Property has been sold, either the seller or the new owner may appeal the valuation.
How to Dispute a Notice of Assessment
Any taxpayer who wishes to dispute the value contained in the Notice MUST do so within 45 days from the date of the Notice. Failure to do so will eliminate any ability to dispute the value or the tax for that calendar year. There is a small 45-day window and if you do not exercise your right to dispute the value within that time frame, you lose the right.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE BILL COMES OUT TO DISPUTE THE VALUE! THAT IS TOO LATE, THE CLOCK STARTS TICKING ON THE DATE ON THE NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT.
Still Have questions?
If you have questions about Notices of Assessments and/or how to dispute your value, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are more than happy to connect you with our partners at Campbell and Brannon who offer Property Tax Services and can help you discern your options.