This news item expired on Thursday, April 4, 2013 so the information below could be outdated or incorrect.
Notification of the new tax values were mailed to Buncombe County property owners in January.
Anyone wishing to appeal their new value will have three options:
Complete and mail the informal review form attached to the notice.
Call (828) 250-4940 and schedule an informal review with a Tax Office Appraiser.
File an appeal on-line.
The on-line appeal form is a new option for 2013.
The property owner can complete the form and attach information such as photos, sales information or appraisals that are relevant to their appeal. Information stating why they are appealing the assessed value should also be included.
Keep in mind that assessed values cannot be changed based only on the amount of increase or decrease in value or because the tax bill may increase. Simply writing “too high” or “too low” is not enough information for the appraisal staff to change the assessed value.
The appraisal staff has based the assessed value on the best sales information available. The staff must have a reason to adjust the assessed value based on additional market information that the property owner provides.
When You Appeal
The information supplied will be reviewed and the property owner will be notified of the results of this review. The assessed value can be decreased, increased or be unchanged based on this review process.
For more information, or if you have questions, call the Tax Office at 250-4940.