Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tax Assessment Increase Survey

Thursday, May 31st. 

Tax Assessment Increase Survey -

Hello Dekalb Property Owners:

I'm sure you are as shocked by your property tax assessment increase for 2012 as I was. My increase was 90%; more than doubling my property tax for 2012. 

I am a local residential real estate broker and I can assure you that it would be a very rare case if someone’s assessed value would increase in today's market.  

According to the Dekalb appeal process, it is possible that I will have to pay 85% of the new tax value while Dekalb County reviews my appeal. Because my tax is paid through my mortgage company; I will have to ask them not increase my monthly escrow mortgage payment which I estimate to be an additional $230 a month.  They may not be able to do this contractually.

I have created a survey using a "Shared" Google Document.  The link to the document is above.  Please fill in the information on your home if you had an increase.

Once I have a good sampling of data I would like to contact our county officials to request that they resend corrected ANNUAL NOTICE OF ASSESSMENTS so that we can avoid the appeals process all together. 

Thank you for your help.

Harrison Rogers