One of the great things about living in Fulton County is that if you don't actually agree with the Current Year Value on your home's assessment notice, you can file an appeal in a few different ways. You can file online or manually through the mail, so long as you do so by the deadline date printed on the notice you received.
In order to help make sure this process goes off without delay, however, there are a few things about Fulton County in particular that you'll definitely want to be aware of moving forward.
A Fulton County Property Tax Protest: Your Guide
The first thing you'll want to do before you submit your appeal involves making sure you have easy access to all documents pertaining to the real value of your property. This is necessary because it arms you with the actionable information you need to contest the value your home was assessed.
Double check everything - from the number of bedrooms they say you have to the square footage. If any of this is incorrect, you'd be surprised by just what a big difference it can make in terms of your property taxes. Also use this as an opportunity to compare your home to similar properties elsewhere in Fulton County to see what they were assessed at based on conditions like the age of the home, its location relative to yours, its lot size and more.
You'll also want to make a list of any elements that the original assessor may not have been aware of that could potentially reduce the value of your home. Obviously, they will not have been able to get inside your home to inspect something like a cracked foundation. Nor would that have information pertaining to the quality of your home's electrical wiring, mold issues or similar conditions.
Nobody wants to have to deal with these scenarios, but in this one they could actually wind up being beneficial because they lower the value of your property - thus leading to lower property taxes as well.
Protesting your property taxes in Fulton County can be a long and difficult experience - which is why the team at Fair Assessments wants to do whatever it takes to get you the results you deserve. We'll go through this process on your behalf, all so that you can enjoy as many of the advantages of the appeals process with as few of the potential downsides as possible.
To find out more about how to best protest your property taxes in Fulton County, or to speak to an expert about your own needs in a bit more detail, please contact Fair Assessments today.