Tax Assessors Meeting Discusses Increases Needed for Compliance

Published 4:07 pm Monday, January 22, 2024

Michael Coley was unanimously reelected chair, and Michele Seay was unanimously elected vice chair.

Chief appraiser Chris Willaims noted that the Tax Assessor’s Board was out of compliance last year, and that if they did not raise the amount taxed, they might still be out of compliance. The assessed value of the property is established at 40% of the fair market value by law, with assessments of 36-44% considered in compliance. Williams gave several examples of properties the Board had undervalued, with several stark examples from the Lake Blackshear area.

Tax Board member Scott Ivey mentioned that he would not be surprised if there was a 40% increase.

The Board mentioned a proposal to the Board of Commissioners to use GMAS appraisal services.

The Board also discussed accessing irrigation wells and irrigation rigs as personal property.

The Board also hired Roderick Daniels as an appraiser.