The Board approved the plan which includes releasing just over $1 million to add 16 new staff to the Assessor’s Office.
The money for the positions will come from an already approved contingency fund in the FY14 budget.The addition of 10 new appraisers, five administrative support staff, and one program information technology analyst will provide for a higher level of customer service for taxpayers during the revaluation review process.
According to the implementation plan, a qualified appraisal company will conduct a review of all property values in the County by neighborhood and make recommendations to the Board as to true property values. A new County Assessor will be appointed on Sept. 3, followed by the selection of a qualified appraisal company on Sept. 17. Neighborhood property value reviews will begin shortly thereafter.
Beginning in October, at their regularly scheduled meeting each second Tuesday, commissioners will approve recommended changes to property abstracts and tax records. After the Board approves the changes, Mecklenburg County and municipalities will send out revised notices of value and refund checks as appropriate. Any increases in value would only affect current year property tax bills. All property owners will have the right to appeal results of the independent review in accordance with the Machinery Act.
- August 7 – Solicit proposals from qualified appraisal companies.
- September 3 –Appoint new County Assessor.
- September 17 –Select and approve a qualified appraisal company.
- September 18 –Begin review of property values by neighborhood.
- Beginning in October –
- Commissioners begin approving recommended changes to property abstracts and tax records each second Tuesday.
- County Assessor will notify affected jurisdictions on or before the 20th of each month.
- Mecklenburg County and municipalities will send out notices of value changes and refund checks.