Every year the Tax Assessor’s Office conducts market value analysis on all taxable real properties. Properties are typically researched in groupings by neighborhood, by property type, and by property use. Market analysis procedures are mandated by Georgia state law and the Georgia Department of Revenue. If sufficient market information is available and the analysis indicates that our appraised values are out of line with the market, we update values across whole groupings or classifications, such as neighborhood or property type and use. All taxable real property will receive an Annual Notice of Assessment. Any change made to the value will be reflected on the notice.
If the owner of a property disagrees with the value on the Annual Notice of Assessment, they have 45 days from the date on the notice to appeal. The owner can appeal on the basis of taxability (i.e. the owner believes the property should be exempt from taxation), on the basis of value, or on the basis of values being assessed non-uniformly. To appeal, you must file within 45 days from the notice date in writing (USPS-stamped or hand delivered) or by using our online electronic appeal system. Both a downloadable Georgia state appeal form PT311A and the electronic appeal process can be located on the Filing Made Easy webpage. To assist you in your research and filing of an appeal, the Assessor’s Office provides tools that can provide you with a copy of your Notice of Current Assessment and comparable market data. This information is also available on the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor website under the Filing Made Easy page.
Once you file an appeal, an appraiser will review your appeal. The appraiser may accept your proposed value, decide on a new value, or determine no further change is needed. If the staff determines a change is not warranted, the Board of Assessors must automatically certify your appeal to the Board of Equalization, Hearing Officer, Arbitrator, or Superior Court depending on your selected appeal process. If the staff determines a change is warranted, you will be notified in writing or via email of the new proposed value and will receive an additional 30-day review period. If you accept the proposed value, your appeal will be closed. If you do not accept the new County proposal, your appeal will be certified to your previously selected appeal process. Failing to respond in 30 days is treated as an acceptance of the most recent proposed decision by the County and the appeal will be closed.
If you have any questions about your appraisal, please feel free to contact us at 770.822.7200 or email@example.com.