New Legislation Creates New Appeal Process For Property Owners

Every owner of real property will have an opportunity to appeal the value places on their property for tax purposes, beginning in 2011 and each year thereafter.

The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation in 2010 that now requires the Polk County Tax Assessors Office to notify each property owner, in writing, the values they plan to place on the property for tax purposes. If the property owner believes the value is to high they will have a forty five (45) day period to initiate an appeal.

New owners may also file a "Return Of Property" form at the Tax Commissioner's office between January 1 and April 1 of every year.