What You Need to Know About a Fulton County Property Tax Assessment Appeal

Posted by Daniel Jones on Jul 6, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Every year in Fulton County, homeowners will get an assessment notice in the mail. Listed on this notice will be the current fair market value of their property - a number that directly impacts the amount that they will pay in property taxes moving forward.

Should you decide that you disagree with the listed value for whatever reason, you should absolutely choose to appeal it because it could save you a tremendous amount of money. Doing so, however, requires you to keep a few key things in mind.

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Conducting a Fulton County Property Tax Assessment Appeal

The most important thing for you to understand is that your assessment notice is not actually a bill, and you should not send a payment for the amount of money listed. You'll receive a separate bill in the mail should you not choose to appeal, and that number will likely change anyway if you do. Likewise, the estimate of your taxes will not reflect the current year's millage rates. Remember, the estimate of your taxes is required through Georgia law.

In the event that you should file an appeal, you'll first need to choose one of the appeal methods listed. You can appeal through the County Board of Equalization who will examine things like value, uniformity, denial of exemptions and taxability. You could go through arbitration, which will look exclusively at value. You can also go through a county hearing officer who will examine value or uniformity on a non-homestead real property. Note, however, that fees apply for both arbitration and choosing to work with a hearing officer.

The law also requires that your property be appraised at its fair market value. In the state of Georgia, you are taxed on 40% of the fair market value of your property. This number is known as your tax assessment. 

In the end, the team at Fair Assessments always recommends enlisting the help of trained professionals when it comes to a property tax assessment appeal in Fulton County. We've been through this process many times and know how to compile all necessary documentation in a way that fully supports your cause. At that point, you'll be able to rest easy knowing that your property taxes will be where they should be - and you stand to save quite a bit of money in the process.

To find out more information about what you need to know about a Fulton County property tax assessment appeal, or to discuss the specifics of your own situation with someone in a bit more detail, please don't delay - contact Fair Assessments today.


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