Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, District 1, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on April 24th at Chattahoochee High School to discuss 2018 Property Assessments in order to provide information and assistance to understand how property is assessed. Assessment Notices will be mailed late May.
“It is my hope that homeowners will attend this important meeting,” states Commissioner Liz Hausmann. “I am holding this town hall to give them an opportunity to ask questions, learn how their property is assessed and to learn about the appeal process if they disagree with the assessed value of their property.”
On Tuesday, April 24th, Commissioner Hausmann, along with staff from the Tax Assessors’ Office, will be at:
Chattahoochee High School
5230 Taylor Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Visit www.fultonassessor.org for more information about property assessments.
This is one of the biggest outstanding issues we face going forward. We all know the issues we have had with the Tax Assessments here in Johns Creek and the rest of Fulton County. Around 1/3 of this City’s revenue comes from property taxes.
We also have every reason to believe that valuations are going to rise much much faster than most are prepared for. And we know the flaws we all face with such a system.
Our city, county, and school officials can negate the major portion of this problem by agreeing to start at the “roll-back” rate every year.
Were officials to do this, then over the course of time(10 years for example) the impact to you and your property taxes should be as minimal as possible. The average of your increases in the years where your property values went up would balance with the years where your property valuations stayed the same IF the roll-back rate was selected every year.
But of course, I cannot be sure I would trust officials to do this over the course of ten years and neither should you. The temptation for a windfall in tax revenues is just too great for some elected officials.
We encourage you to attend this meeting. Voice your concerns. And be sure to ask why there are certain business properties that have also not been revalued for many years.
Only pressure from all of us will encourage a fair and reasonable system to be implemented for all of us.