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As a homeowner or real estate investor, understanding the property tax assessment process and your rights to appeal can significantly impact your financial well-being. In this comprehensive guide, we will answer important questions related to property tax appeals in Gwinnett County, empowering you to navigate the process with confidence. Even if you are not located in Gwinnett County, the steps are not very different.
When can I file an appeal of my property tax assessment in Gwinnett County?
In Gwinnett County, you have the opportunity to file an appeal within 45 days of the date located in the upper right-hand corner of the assessment notice.
How can I file an appeal?
To make the process seamless, we recommend utilizing the online appeal filing tools available on the Gwinnett County website by visiting [Tax Appeal Form], you can electronically file your appeal for residential or commercial real estate properties, as well as personal property appeals for tangible business inventory, watercraft, and aircraft.
Can I file an appeal by mail?
Yes, if you prefer the traditional route, you can download the PT311A appeal form and mail it to the following address:
ATT: Appeals – Gwinnett County Assessors’ Office, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
Remember to use a trackable mailing method to confirm the delivery of your documents.
What should I include in my appeal?
When filing an appeal, it’s crucial to provide relevant information to support your case. Consider including the following details:
- Identify the property (parcel number or address) in question.
- Clearly state the reasons for your appeal, whether it’s the property’s value, taxability, or appraisal uniformity with similar properties.
- Include any additional information or evidence that can substantiate your claim.
What if I recently purchased a property?
If you purchased a property in the year before the current year, your Annual Notice of Assessment should reflect your purchase price. This price establishes the maximum value for the following year, provided the parties involved are unrelated and no significant property changes have been made. If your sales price was not disclosed to the County, it is essential to provide a copy of your closing statement to the Tax Assessor’s Office for accurate property information.
How can I access property sales information?
To gain insights into the property sales in your neighborhood that contributed to your property’s valuation, you can visit our Property Information Search webpage. Simply enter the parcel number, property owner name, or property address to access valuable information on neighborhood property sales. Optionally, you can reach out to your favorite real estate agent for assistance here as well.
What if I have questions or need assistance during the appeal process?
You may call the county’s tax assessor office for more information at 770.822.7200 or via email at [email protected].
Understanding the property tax appeal process empowers homeowners and real estate investors to ensure fair property valuations. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can confidently file an appeal and protect your financial interests. Should you have any further questions or need personalized assistance, our team is ready to assist you every step of the way.
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