Mecklenburg County Assessor http://wfae.org en Some MeckCo Reval Refunds Coming 'Soon' http://wfae.org/post/some-meckco-reval-refunds-coming-soon <p>Mecklenburg County is now officially required <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=sb159&amp;submitButton=Go" target="_blank">by state law</a> to fix its botched 2011 revaluation and start issuing property tax refunds. An outside review estimated about one-third of the county's neighborhoods were assigned unfair property values.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:26:03 +0000 Julie Rose 32278 at http://wfae.org Some MeckCo Reval Refunds Coming 'Soon' Want To Hear Property Tax Appeals For Little Pay? Time To Apply Is Now http://wfae.org/post/want-hear-property-tax-appeals-little-pay-time-apply-now <p>Mecklenburg County is trying to fill 15 seats on the Board of Equalization and Review. That's the group responsible for hearing property tax appeals. It's a job that comes with a lot of criticism – particularly this last year as the board was inundated with appeals to the flawed 2011 revaluation. So why would anyone want the job?&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First off, the hours can be a bear.</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 04:33:20 +0000 Julie Rose 22830 at http://wfae.org Want To Hear Property Tax Appeals For Little Pay? Time To Apply Is Now Careful What You Wish For? Bill Provides Refunds - And Back Taxes - For Reval Errors http://wfae.org/post/careful-what-you-wish-bill-provides-refunds-and-back-taxes-reval-errors <p>Mecklenburg County residents who've paid too much property tax these last few years because of the botched 2011 revaluation <em>will </em>get refunds . . . eventually. But legislation unveiled today to fix the problems also would result in a bill for back taxes for property that was undervalued.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cornelius homeowner Bob Deaton expects to get a refund. He and his neighbors were the first to organize against the 2011 Mecklenburg County property revaluation as soon as they got their new tax bills two years ago.</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:30:25 +0000 Julie Rose 22551 at http://wfae.org MeckCo To Reappraise Properties; Commission Undecided On Refunds http://wfae.org/post/meckco-reappraise-properties-commission-undecided-refunds <p></p><p>The Mecklenburg County Commission stopped short of ordering a complete re-do of the 2011 Property Tax Revaluation, but they took enough steps to satisfy some critics – for now.&nbsp;</p><p>The immediate winner in all of this is Pearson's Appraisal Service. The firm was hired by the county to do a $250,000 four-month review of the 2011 Revaluation. Now it's been tasked with fixing the problems it found – which will likely take another year and earn the firm several times its original fee.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 04:39:35 +0000 Julie Rose 16613 at http://wfae.org MeckCo To Reappraise Properties; Commission Undecided On Refunds Meck Tax Assessor Resigns, Faulty Reval Stymies Commission http://wfae.org/post/meck-tax-assessor-resigns-faulty-reval-stymies-commission <p></p><p>The tax assessor who oversaw Mecklenburg County's much-maligned 2011 revaluation is <em>out</em>. County Commissioners announced Tuesday night that assessor Garrett Alexander has resigned, but they put off a final decision on how to handle problems with the revaluation.&nbsp;</p><p>It was an awkward night for County Manager Harry Jones. Eight months ago he was adamant the revaluation did not need reexamining.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:21:15 +0000 Julie Rose 16261 at http://wfae.org Meck Tax Assessor Resigns, Faulty Reval Stymies Commission To Re-Do Or Not To Re-Do? Meck Commission Debates Tuesday http://wfae.org/post/re-do-or-not-re-do-meck-commission-debates-tuesday <p></p><p>A growing chorus of Mecklenburg County citizens <em>and</em> elected officials is calling for a complete re-do of the 2011 property tax revaluation. The independent review completed last week found most of the new property values are accurate. But values in a small percentage of neighborhoods – perhaps 10 percent – are significantly out-of-whack, according to the report.&nbsp;</p><p>So now what? The Mecklenburg County commission meets Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to discuss.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:20:00 +0000 Julie Rose 16210 at http://wfae.org To Re-Do Or Not To Re-Do? Meck Commission Debates Tuesday Review Finds MeckCo Unfairly Assessed Property Values In Some Areas http://wfae.org/post/review-finds-meckco-unfairly-assessed-property-values-some-areas <p>The Mecklenburg County assessors’ office has been dogged by complaints that it made significant errors when it revalued property in 2011. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:23:55 +0000 Julie Rose 15766 at http://wfae.org Review Finds MeckCo Unfairly Assessed Property Values In Some Areas Fixing Revaluation Flaws Faces Hurdles http://wfae.org/post/fixing-revaluation-flaws-faces-hurdles <p>Property owners hoping to learn if the 2011 tax values assigned to their neighborhoods will be re-done because of errors will have to wait at least a few more weeks. The firm hired by Mecklenburg County to evaluate the property revaluation process will not share details of its findings until a county commission meeting on Nov. 13. &nbsp;And even then, there are significant hurdles in fixing whatever flaws the firm uncovers.</p><p>Cornelius resident Bob Deaton and many more like him have no doubt what Pearson’s Appraisal Service will find in reviewing the county’s 2011 revaluation.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:48:08 +0000 Julie Rose 14972 at http://wfae.org Fixing Revaluation Flaws Faces Hurdles