In a recent post, we mentioned that North Carolina counties are required to revalue all real property at least every eight years, although some do it more frequently, generally on a 4 year cycle. We also mentioned all the counties that are scheduled to revalue in 2017. 2017 looks to be a busy revaluation year in the Triad as several counties in the Triad are scheduled for a revaluation.
Forsyth County is revaluing in 2017, having most recently revalued in 2013. The first step in the process will be the mailing of revaluation notices to each property owner advsing them of the proposed value of their property as of 01/01/2017. In speaking with the tax assessor, he guesstimates that the Forsyth County valuation notices will go out sometime in February.
If you disagree with the proposed value, you must file an appeal with the Forsyth County Board of Equalization and Review [BER] prior to a stated deadline, which deadline varies from county to county and from year to year. Forsyth County has not set its deadline as yet, but historically all BER appeals in Forsyth County must be filed by June 30 in order to be timely.
If you own property in Forsyth County, be on the look out for the valuation notice next year, make sure you know the filing deadline, and always file your appeal early, if you want to contest the valuation proposed by the county. If we can be of assistance with questions, please call.