How can I appeal my assessment?
Basis for Appeal
After the assessors establish a new value on a piece of property, the taxpayer is sent an assessment notice. The assessment informs you of the new proposed valuation of your property. You have 45 days to appeal the new valuation if you feel its incorrect. The appeal must be filed in writing. Late appeals are invalid. Basis for appeal After you have given careful consideration to the value placed on your property and if you feel its incorrect, your appeal should be based on one of the following areas of appeal:
  • Taxability: Is the property taxable or does it qualify for exempt status?
  • Uniformity: Does the property value compare with the value of similar properties?
  • Value: Is the property value too high or too low?

Appeals Process
When you file an appeal, the Board of Assessors reviews it and determines whether a change in the valuation is warranted. If no change is made, it will then go to the next level of appeal, either to arbitration or to the Board of Equalization but the taxpayer must choose 1 at the time the original appeal is filed. If either side disagrees with the decision of the arbitrator(s) or the Board of Equalization, the taxpayer or the assessor may proceed to the next level of appeal, Lowndes County Superior Court.

For more information view the Assessment Appeals page.

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1. How is my property value determined?
2. What property exemptions are available?
3. How can I appeal my assessment?
4. How is the tax rate figured?