2011 Property Tax Revaluation

Local News
11:39 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

MeckCo To Reappraise Properties; Commission Undecided On Refunds

Angry citizens packed community meetings for more than a year complaining of unfair property revaluations. Mecklenburg County will now re-appraise many neighborhoods and look into giving refunds.

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. 

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.

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Local News
1:21 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Meck Tax Assessor Resigns, Faulty Reval Stymies Commission

Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor Garrett Alexander has resigned.
Credit Davidsonnews.net (file photo)

The tax assessor who oversaw Mecklenburg County's much-maligned 2011 revaluation is out. 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. 

It was an awkward night for County Manager Harry Jones. Eight months ago he was adamant the revaluation did not need reexamining.

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Local News
4:20 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

To Re-Do Or Not To Re-Do? Meck Commission Debates Tuesday

Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones with Commissioner Jennifer Roberts. (File photo 4/11)

A growing chorus of Mecklenburg County citizens and 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. 

So now what? The Mecklenburg County commission meets Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to discuss.

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CorneliusNews.net
11:35 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Cornelius Commissioners Object To County Chief's Revaluation Plans

Cornelius commissioners on Monday approved a resolution expressing dissatisfaction with Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones’s plans for dealing with problems in the county’s 2011 property revaluation. The board also adopted a resolution affirming its rejection of a proposed 108-unit apartment complex at Kenton Place, and got a look at a draft of a new vision for the areas around I-77 Exit 28.

REVALUATION CONCERNS

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Sunday Headlines
10:07 am
Sun November 18, 2012

County Commission Must Decide How To Address Meck Revaluation Flaws

How Mecklenburg County responds to complaints about flaws in the 2011 property revaluation is now up to county commissioners. An outside consultant who reviewed the revaluation delivered a final report to the county Friday, and it’s on the agenda for Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.

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DavidsonNews.net
10:31 am
Thu November 15, 2012

If County Won't Fix Flawed Reval, Legislature Will, Tarte Says

Emmett Curl of Pearson's Appraisal spoke at Wednesday's Crnelius Town Hall meeting
Credit David Boraks / CorneliusNews.net

 A consultant next week will formally recommend that the Mecklenburg County Commission and county staff fix problems with the county’s 2011 property revaluation, and overhaul the assessor’s office to improve transparency and customer service.   How county officials might respond isn’t yet clear.

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Local News
12:23 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Review Finds MeckCo Unfairly Assessed Property Values In Some Areas

A map of Mecklenburg County where red indicates sampled neighborhoods with "major" equity problems.
Mecklenburg County

The Mecklenburg County assessors’ office has been dogged by complaints that it made significant errors when it revalued property in 2011.

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Breaking
3:56 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Review Finds Major Problems With Meck Tax Reappraisal

An independent review of Mecklenburg County's 2011 property tax reappraisal found "major" problems in neighborhoods spread across the county.

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Local News
4:48 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Fixing Revaluation Flaws Faces Hurdles

Witt Putney of Pearson's Appraisal Service explains a wall-sized map of Mecklenburg County showing hundreds of 2011 property valuations the firm is reviewing.
Credit Julie Rose

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.  And even then, there are significant hurdles in fixing whatever flaws the firm uncovers.

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.

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