Thursday, July 12, 2012
You have until Friday, July 13.
A lot of people were unhappy when they go their DeKalb County property tax assessments. Some folks said the value of their house more than doubled. If you want to appeal your assessment, you don't have much time. Friday, July 13, is the deadline to file the appeal. You can find information about appealing at numerous places on the internet, such as this Patch blog by Viola Davis, or you can go to the official DeKalb County website.
Monday, June 4, 2012
District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader to his constituents about this year's property tax assessments.
Monday, June 4, 2012
By Jeff Rader DeKalb County District 2 Commissioner Annual Notices of Assessment hit homeowner's mailboxes last week, and many constituents have called expressing concern about substantial increases in their tax appraisal this year. The appraisal determines the value of property against which taxes are assessed, and are a key factor in your tax bill. I was surprised to hear this, as the DeKalb County real property tax digest overall is down by 7.8 percent overall this year. Our office is seeking more information from the assessor's office and will be responding to individual inquiries. We will also report back to the public on any patterns of reappraisal or systemic deficiencies we discover. Until we are able to get to the bottom of this, …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
DeKalb County residents are complaining about how their home value is calculated.
Last night I opened the DeKalb County property tax assessment I received in the mail. I looked at the numbers and said, "Wow." The assessed value of our condo in Decatur went up 6.4 percent. Last year it dropped. I found out that wasn't so bad compared to other DeKalb property owners. One woman I know said the assessed value on her home went up a whopping 73 percent. She doesn't want to pay more property taxes. She's learning how to appeal. Meanwhile, people in some neighborhoods are reporting most of their assessments dropped. What's going on? Were you surprised by your tax assessment? Will you file a formal appeal?
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Decatur, Avondale Estates residents face property tax increases if passed
A series of public hearings will be held on July 5 and July 12 on DeKalb County's proposed millage rate increases. The announcement of the meetings came from DeKalb Commissioner Jeff Rader's office. Decatur residents may see a 7.27 percent increase in their county property taxes, while Avondale Estates taxpayers may experience at 14.45 percent hike, if the DeKalb Board of Commissioners adopts its tentatively proposed millage rates. The July 5 public hearing will be at 10 am and 6 pm, while the July 12 meeting will be held at 10 am. Both hearings will be held in the Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur.