Mecklenburg County's Office of Property Assessment and Land Records Management is currently analyzing all property in the County, readjusting values for tax purposes. It's called revaluation, a process that will no doubt affect every home, business and property owner in the County. The new values will take effect in the 2003 tax billing.
Mecklenburg County last conducted revaluation in 1998, which means property taxes are currently based on values more than four years old. Considering that Charlotte-Mecklenburg is one of the more active real estate markets in the nation, real estate values have changed significantly from neighborhood to neighborhood since then. Recognizing this, the Board of County Commissioners voted to reassess property as of January 1, 2003, to obtain better equity between neighborhoods. North Carolina law dictates that revaluation must be conducted at least every eight years.
The Office of Property Assessment and Land Records Management will also conduct a series of public meetings, where citizens can ask questions, read publications and watch a video that explains revaluation. The public meetings will take place through October and November at various branch libraries and town halls around Mecklenburg County.
Learn more about revaluation and how it may affect you. A series of eleven public meetings is scheduled throughout the County to inform property owners about revaluation. These meetings will include a short video describing how revaluation is conducted, with followup remarks by Property Assessment and Land Records Management staff on how revaluation may affect you.
Property owners and other residents are encouraged to attend any of these meetings to gather information and ask questions. All meetings begin at 7 p.m.:
October 1 Morrison Regional Library 7015 Morrison Boulevard
October 2 Plaza Midwood Branch Library 1623 Central Avenue
October 8 South County Regional Library 5801 Rea Road
October 9 University City Regional Library 301 East W.T. Harris Boulevard
October 15 Main Library 310 North Tryon Street
October 23 West Boulevard Branch Library 2157 West Boulevard
October 28 Matthews Branch Library 124 West John Street
November 4 Steele Creek Branch Library 9124-F South Tryon Street
November 11 North County Regional Library 16500 Holly Crest Lane
November 13 Mint Hill Town Hall 7151 Matthews-Mint Hill Road