The Ins and Outs of Working With the Board of Assessment Appeals in DeKalb County

Posted by Daniel Jones on Jul 27, 2021 10:30:00 AM

In DeKalb County, the Property Appraisal Department is made up of hardworking men and women who decide the value of your home every year. This is managed by the Chief Appraiser, who is working directly under the supervision of the Board of Assessors.

The amount that you'll be asked to pay in property taxes is determined by, among other factors, the value of your property and the current millage rate. It's that first factor - the property value - that could see you paying more in taxes than you really owe. If you disagree with that value you should absolutely appeal it - something that requires you to keep a few key things in mind.

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You can file an appeal in DeKalb County for your property taxes in a few different ways, including via an online form or by downloading and printing off the form from the county's website. You need to submit that form, regardless of avenue, no later than 45 days after you receive your assessment in the mail.

There are three different ways that the county approaches assessments. The first is called a sales comparison approach. This is when the value is estimated based on the recent sales of similar homes in your area.

The second is called the cost approach - something that will estimate the value of your home based on the cost to replace or reproduce it, obviously after depreciation and the land value are taken into consideration.

Working with the Board of Assessment Appeals in DeKalb County can be a lengthy and somewhat convoluted process - which is why we never encourage people to go through it alone. Over the years, the team at Fair Assessments have developed working relationships with many people on the board and those working for the county in general. We understand what it takes to go through this process the right way and we've achieved satisfying outcomes for countless clients - and we'd be honored for the opportunity to do the same for you, too.

To learn more about the inner workings of the Board of Assessment Appeals in DeKalb County, or to speak to someone about your own needs in a bit more detail, please don't hesitate to contact Fair Assessments today.


Topics: Assessment Appeals in DeKalb County

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