Gordon County property owners will be receiving 2013 Assessment Notices early this week. The Board of Assessors mailed these notices on Friday June 14th. Remember, this notice is not a property tax bill. It’s simply a form that shows the fair market value of your property for tax purposes, any exemptions that you receive, and an estimate of your 2013 property tax bill. Property tax bills are typically sent out in September or October.
If a property owner disagrees with any information on the Assessment Notices he/she has 45 days to file an appeal. The grounds for which an owner can file an appeal are as follows:
- Value: The property owner disagrees with the fair market value indicated on the Assessment
- Uniformity: The property owner believes properties in his/her area are not valued according to the same criteria and standards
- Taxability: The property owner believes the property should be exempt from taxation
- Exemption Denied: A homestead, agricultural, or other exemption was denied by the Board of Assessors, but the property owner believes he or she qualifies for that exemption.
This year, the final day to file an appeal of your Assessment Notice will be Monday July 29th. An appeal of your notice, must be in writing, and can be mailed to:
Gordon County Board of Assessors
PO Box 533
Calhoun, GA 30703-0533
Appeals can also be delivered in person to the Assessors Office located in the Courthouse Annex at:
101 S Piedmont St.
Calhoun GA 30701
The Board of Assessors staff will review all appeals. If a change to the assessment is made by the Assessors Office, then a new Assessment Notice will be mailed to the property owner. The property owner will then have 30 days to appeal this second notice to the county’s Board of Equalization. If the Board of Assessors does not make a change of an appealed value then the appeal will be forwarded to the Board of Equalization, and an appeal hearing will be set up.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your assessment notice or about the appeal procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the Assessors Office. Our number is 706-629-6812, and our hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.