What You Need to Know About Your Property Tax Protest in DeKalb County

Posted by Daniel Jones on Jun 29, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Every year in late May or early June, assessment notices are sent out to homeowners in DeKalb County. Included on this notice will be an indication of the fair market value of your property - something that will dictate the amount you'll pay in property taxes moving forward.

A lot of people don't realize that if they disagree with this assessed value, they actually have 45 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal - a move that could potentially save them hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Going through this process, however, requires you to keep a few key things in mind.


DeKalb County Property Tax Protests: An Overview

Filing your property tax protest in DeKalb County is actually quite easy - you can do so either via the mail or by filling out the form online.

If the process is not resolved by the time tax bills are mailed, however, you can expect to get a bill based on whatever temporary value for your home has previously been assigned.

This temporary tax bill will be based on either 85% of the value for the current year, or on the prior year’s value. Whichever is lower is will be what is assigned, until the time comes when the appeal is resolved.

It's critical to understand that if you don't actually specify which of these options you prefer, the first option will be selected on your behalf.

The good news is that any difference between the amount of money that you end up paying and the new value after your appeal will be refunded to you. It may also be taken off any future tax bills, depending on exactly when the determination happens and what your preferences are given the situation.

Obviously, there's a lot of effort (not to mention time) that goes into a property tax protest in DeKalb County - which is why this is one process you shouldn't have to go through alone. At Fair Assessments, we've been appealing property taxes and related matters on behalf of homeowners for many years - and we can't wait to fight for the successful resolution that you're after, too.

So if you'd like to learn more about your property tax protest in DeKalb County, or if you just want to talk to someone about your current situation in more detail, please contact Fair Assessments today.


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