The Fulton County Board of Assessors is a group of individuals who appraise all real and personal property throughout the county. Additionally, they maintain records of property ownership, maintain property tax maps, prepare your real and personal property tax digest on a yearly basis and more.
If you've ever considered appealing your home's appraisal value - which will directly impact the amount you pay in property taxes - you'll be dealing with the Board of Assessors directly. Because of that, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind to make sure that this process goes off without a hitch.
What to Know About the Fulton County Board of Assessors
The first thing to know about the Fulton County Board of Assessors involves exactly how the fair market value of your home is defined in the first place. Also commonly referred to as your appraised value, this is the amount that someone would be willing to sell or purchase your property for.
This is different than the assessed value, which is 40% of the above fair market value.
Oftentimes, people wonder if the assessment notice for their home that they get in the mail is essentially a property tax bill by a different name. This is not the case - the assessment notice isn't any type of a bill at all. The law in Georgia states that the notice simply has to give you a value for your estimated tax. You will receive a separate bill in the mail from the Tax Commissioner at a later date.
If you believe that the listed value is too high, the good news is that it's entirely possible - there are likely things about your property that you are aware of that an assessor wouldn't be. In that situation, you would want to file an appeal to the property values of the Board of Assessors - either in writing via the mail or online via the "appeal filing" page on the website. You simply need to do so within 45 days of the date that was printed on the front of the assessment you received.
Rather than dealing with the Fulton County Board of Assessors directly, allow the team at Fair Assessments to do so on your behalf. We have years of experience doing precisely that with people just like you, and know exactly what it takes to prepare documentation and more - all to see this process through to the most satisfying conclusion possible.
To find out more information about interacting with the Fulton County Board of Assessors, or to get answers to any other questions you may have, please contact the team at Fair Assessments today.