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Law now requires notices be sent to all property owners

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POSTED: July 27, 2011 11:01 a.m.

After a law passed earlier this year, all property owners in Bryan County, and throughout Georgia, can expect an assessment notice in the mail in the coming week.

Notices are expected to hit the mail Thursday.

According to Dan Rollf, the chief tax appraiser for Bryan County, assessment notices must be issued to all property owners, whether the value of the property has changed or not.

He said the county would issue anywhere between 1,200 and 1,500 notices before the law changed. But this year, about 17,000 notices are set to be mailed, Rollf said.

That’s because before, notices only had to be sent to property owners if the value of their property had changed. Now, notices must be mailed each year whether the value changes or not.

Included in the assessment, Rollf said, property owners can expect to see a breakdown of the previous year’s value, the current year’s value and the taxable value of the property. He noted that the taxable value is based on last year’s millage rate.

Rollf said the notice will also include a breakdown of actual taxes, including state, school, county and city, and for some, fire and trash collection.

Read more in the July 27 edition of the News.

 

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