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More than 5K revised property tax assessments sent out
Owners have 30 days to appeal revisions
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Hall County property owners who appealed their property tax assessments should receive a revised assessment soon.

The county's tax assessors' office mailed 5,847 revised assessment notices Friday to property owners who appealed their county-determined property value earlier this year.

Property owners have 30 days to appeal the revised assessment to the Board of Equalization.

A new state law requires counties to send an assessment notice to every property owner notifying them of the value of their property each year, regardless if the county believes the value has changed.

County officials say that of the 75,000 assessment notices sent to property owners on May 13, 6,846 people appealed.

Nearly 1,000 of those appeals were waived, resolved or withdrawn, according to the assessors' office.

Property owners who choose to appeal the revised assessment can do so in the next month.

In May, commissioners approved the creation of two additional boards of equalization to handle what they believed would be an increase in appeals.

They also authorized hearing officers, who oversee parts of the appeal process, to be compensated at $25 per hour.

The extra boards will be funded through a special revenue fund in the clerk of court's office that comes from court fees.

The clerk's office oversees the Hall County Board of Equalization and will set the date and location of appeal hearings.

 

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