After a disastrous first run, Fulton County will mail updated property tax assessments beginning August 4th. The Board of Assessors approved the new values after 2017 property tax assessments spiked by more than double for some properties. Following a county-wide outcry, Fulton Commissioners voted to keep residential assessments at 2016 levels, but did not do the same for commercial properties.
Fulton’s Chief Appraiser, Dwight Robinson noted that while this year’s assessments are 4% higher than last year’s, that is still less than the original 7% increase that caused such a stir. According to Robinson, this increase is primarily due to higher commercial assessments. Even with the increase, Robinson has not heard any rumblings from commercial property owners.
After receiving updated assessments beginning August 4th, property owners have the ability to appeal their new values through September 18. 2017 tax bills will begin to hit mailboxes in the beginning of October and due in December.
To learn more about the appeals process, visit the Fulton County Tax Assessors Office at this link.