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Atlanta City Councilmember Mary Norwood Leads the Charge to Delay Passage of the 2017 Tax Digest

Post Date:06/07/2017 12:59 PM

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

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Phyllis Jackson
Press Secretary – Council Communications
(404) 546-1476/ (470) 532-9675
phljackson@atlantaga.gov

June 6, 2017

Atlanta City Councilmember Mary Norwood Leads the Charge to Delay Passage of the 2017 Tax Digest

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Mary Norwood introduced a resolution urging the Fulton County Board of Assessors to delay the approval of the 2017 Tax Digest due to exorbitant property tax rates.  The resolution, which garnered unanimous council support, seeks to address a growing concern for constituents, some of whom are seeing a double digit increase in the property valuations in Fulton County.

“I want Fulton County to understand that we are very concerned,” said Councilmember Norwood. “It would be in our best interest to convey to Fulton County to stop the clock. Let’s understand how you’ve done this. Get it right so we all have property tax bills that are more rational and reasonable.”

Norwood believes the delay allows for a comprehensive review and transparent examination of the assessment process.

Council members say the sudden and large increases lead to negative effects of gentrification and make it hard for our most vulnerable citizens and seniors to remain in their homes.

Norwood encourages all property owners who wish to appeal their tax valuations to visit The Department of Revenue website for a form which can be filed with your county’s board of tax assessors within 45 days of the date of the assessment notice.

http://dor.georgia.gov.gov/documents/property-tax-appeal-assessment-form

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