Will the reappraisal affect the assessed value of my property?
Probably. The likelihood that your property has not changed in value over the last four years is small. In some cases property values decline, however, the vast majority of property values may increase.
What effect will the reappraisal have on the taxes I have to pay?
It's hard to say. This depends on how much your property value has changed and how much the tax rates change. The tax rates for the county, towns and all special districts depend upon the combined values of real and personal property. The tax rates are set by the governing boards of either the County or Towns.
What if I do not agree with my property value?
You will be mailed a reappraisal value notice concerning your real property. If you believe the value exceeds market value, please follow the specific instructions on the form if you wish to appeal.
What if I do not agree with my value after the informal review?
The Board of Equalization and Review is the official county appeal board. It convenes in April and will hear any appeals concerning the assessed value of real property in Rutherford County. Appeals from decisions of the Rutherford County Board of Equalization and Review may be made to the North Carolina Property Tax Commission.
Will I be able to compare my property with other properties?
Yes. The tax assessment records are open to public inspection.
What are the roles and duties of the County Assessor's staff during a reappraisal?
Please watch this video that explains the role of the Assessors and staff.