Mecklenburg County Explains Appeal Process In Property Revaluations
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. —
Melissa Schropp has owned a house in Plaza Midwood for 16 years and said every time there's a revaluation, the same thing happens to her property value.
“We've seen it skyrocket almost to the point where you couldn't believe you could sell your house for that much,” she said.
Every eight years, the county has to reappraise property values. If they go up, homeowners like Schropp could pay more in taxes.
Mecklenburg County recently released its third video on tax revaluation. (Click here to watch it.) It explains what to expect when the county sends out the new property valuations next week and how to appeal them if you disagree.
Homeowners have 30 days to mail their appeals to the assessor's office.
“There's some very new items there to help them understand not only the process but how to go about contacting the assessor,” tax assessor Garrett Alexander said.
County Commission Chairwoman Jennifer Roberts said the video is a good introduction.
“It's the right time,” she said. “We know the phones are going to be ringing next week because people will have questions.”
Schropp said anything to make the process less confusing is helpful.
“I think that the more information you can give to homeowners, the better,” Schropp said. “I think knowledge is power.”
County commissioners said home owners won't find out how much they'll pay in taxes until June, when the board decides on a tax rate.
The first property tax bill based on that new rate and the home's new value will be sent out in September.