There were 430 foreclosures in Sandy Springs in 2011, and a total of 7,600 in Fulton County. That’s an estimated value lost of $300 million to $500 million and a drain on the local tax digest.
David Fitzgibbon, chief appraiser for the Fulton County Board of Assessors, gave a North Fulton Mayor and City Council the rundown on how this year’s work on setting fair market values–and the appeals that property owners file–is going.
Did you know that you can file an appeal of your assessment online? Fitzgibbon said it is a very simple process that saves the property owner a lot of time and money by not having to have copies of documents, and saves staff time so the appeals’ process can move much quicker.
His staff expects the appeals process will drop. Last year, 38,000 appeals took 250 days. Staff