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 the twenty or so 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. We previously mentioned details regarding the revaluation in Forsyth County.
Guilford County is also revaluing in 2017, having most recently revalued in 2012. 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 office, they guesstimate that the Guilford County valuation notices will go out by the end of February.
If you disagree with the proposed value, you must file an appeal with the Guilford County Board of Equalization and Review [BER] prior to a stated deadline. Guilford County has not set its deadline as yet, but historically all BER appeals in Guilford County must be filed by June 1 in order to be timely.
If you own property in Guilford 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.