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Is there a case for discriminatory county tax valuations targeting a group based on address for 2nd time in 3 yrs. while surrounding areas go untouche

1 Answers. Asked on Jun 19th, 2017 on Taxation - Georgia
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24 consecutive lake properties located on Monroe Circle Hall Cty have been given Property Tax valuations with 2016 lot values multiplied by 4 for 2017. This is the 2nd reassessment since 2014. While neighboring lake properties (over 100 checked) remain untouched and significantly below fair market values. This was part of a mass evaluation but again the mass was 24 lots. There are no supporting comps for this incredible increase and no known type of property appraisal method that would support using a common multiplier to assess values. The assessors office says that the 4% was a coincidence. Should we as citizens be charged with defending ourselves against this type of unfair appraisal or should it be the burden of the Assessors office to justify the increase?
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Answered on Jun 20th, 2017 at 8:19 AM

Given the facts you present, yes, you may be able to make a case that the properties are not being valued properly, on the grounds that the valuation is not uniform. However, no, it is not up to the tax assessor to defend his valuations. Your recourse, as landowners, is just to appeal.

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