The first batch of refund checks in the 2011 tax revaluation review process have been mailed. A total of 164 checks were sent Friday morning from the Mecklenburg County Finance Department.
“I believe this is a major milestone for the County,” said Assessor Ken Joyner. “Six months ago the law had not been passed and the County had an interim assessor, so to have the request for proposal go out, approved, select a vendor, begin the work and then have refunds going out to the citizens in less than six months is definitely a significant accomplishment.”
In this first group of refunds, the total amount is $25,710.38. More than half of the checks were for $20 or less with the lowest check being just 79 cents.
Citizens who receive refunds can also expect refunds from their local municipalities. Those refunds should be sent in the next few weeks.
The next set of Mecklenburg County refund checks will go out later this month.