Cherokee County residents can expect to see an average of 7-8% increase on their property value assessments this year, according to the county. Those who want to file an appeal can now do so online.
The Cherokee County Tax Assessor’s office has launched an online program called Appeals developed by Spatialist, which allows residents to file assessment appeals completely online. The program also includes the Comper tool that gives property owners easy access to comparable sales in neighborhoods, on the property search tool on the tax assessor’s website.
Previously, residents who disagreed with their assessed values had to fill out and print a form, provide documentation and either mail or hand-deliver the documents to the tax assessor’s office.
“When a taxpayer wishes to file an appeal, the system will navigate them through the Comper tool on the way to filing the appeal so they may see the most recent comparable properties that have sold in their area,” Cherokee County Chief Appraiser Steve Swindell said in a statement.
The Board of Tax Assessors is expected to sign off on the notices at its May 13 meeting with mailings to begin May 17. The office anticipates mailing more than 113,000 notices, which include the assessed value assigned to a property used to measure applicable taxes, as well as qualified exemptions, such as homestead and senior tax exemptions.
Homeowners who do not agree with the value placed on their property will have a 45-day window to appeal the amount, which will end on July 1.
The 7-8% average property value increase is based on an average residential property value of $325,000.
Homeowners wishing to file an appeal can find instructions on their assessment notice. To file an initial appeal online, visit appeals.spatialest.com/ga-cherokee.
If there is a change and property owners receive an adjusted assessment and they still want to appeal, they need to mail an intent to continue the appeal within 30 days of the notice date.
For more information, please contact the Cherokee County Tax Assessor’s office at 678-493-6120 or
online at www.cherokeega.com/tax-assessors-office.