FORSYTH COUNTY — State-required annual tax assessment notices are scheduled to begin going out to Forsyth County property owners today.
Mary Kirkpatrick, the county’s chief appraiser, reminded recipients that this is not a bill and notices “will be sent to all Forsyth County property owners regardless of whether or not their property was reassessed.”
“The dollar amount included on this informational notice is purely an estimate and will be based on the previous year’s millage rate,” Kirkpatrick said in a statement.
According to a news release from the county government, property owners should not send in payments after receiving a tax notice, as the data is for informational purposes.
In addition, they are reminded that the millage rate is subject to change before the actual tax bills go out later in the year.
The release goes on to note that property owners will have the opportunity to appeal the value shown on the assessment notice for 45 days.
The appeal process contains three different options: the board of equalization; arbitration without an appeal in Superior Court; and, for owners of a non-homestead property valued at more than $1 million, a hearing officer with appeal rights to Superior Court. The latter two options contain fees.
More appeal process details can be found on the board of tax assessors’ page at www.forsythco.com or by calling (770) 781-2106.