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Concern over property tax values prompts the Atlanta City Council to request a meeting with Fulton County’s Chief Assessor

Post Date:06/07/2017 12:56 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303 

CONTACT:
Dexter M. Chambers
Council Communications Director
(404) 330-6309/392-0159
dchambers@atlantaga.gov

 

June 5, 2017

Concern over property tax values prompts the Atlanta City Council to request a meeting with Fulton County’s Chief Assessor

ATLANTA – The Atlanta City Council unanimously adopted a resolution requesting that Fulton County’s Chief Assessor meet with the City’s Finance and Executive Committee to answer questions about how the recent assessments were formulated. 

The resolution comes on the heels of the latest round of property valuations in Fulton County.  Some of the assessments are up sharply. 

“This year’s wave of assessments has prompted a lot of questions and concerns,” said Councilman Howard Shook, who Chairs the Finance Committee and co-wrote the resolution.  “Councilmembers need a thorough understanding of what practices and processes created these increases.”

Only some of the data used in determining value is available on the Tax Assessor’s website, and not all of what is published is comprehensible to lay people. 

“Taxpayers deserve full transparency and accountability from those calculating their property assessments,” said co-author Yolanda Adrean.

Property owners who wish to appeal must do so within 45 days of receiving their assessment.

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