If the value is too high, appealing your property tax value in Oconee County can save money on your property tax bill. Tax value statements are mailed each year during the month of May. This is not a bill but the value shown will be the basis for your property taxes due for the current year. The bill is mailed around September or October for the current years taxes. The statement shows your land and home value for this year and last year, so you can compare the increase or decrease.
Most homeowners won’t complain if the value is too low. The only time this may be a concern is when a home is sold, as buyers may consider the tax value when making their decision on offers to purchase. This method doesn’t have much value since a real estate agent can show them recent sales to compare with a home that’s listed for sale.
Home Value Report
If your think your tax value may be too high, we can help. We will send you a market analysis showing the value of your home.
If the report shows that your home is valued lower than the tax value, we will send detailed information for 3-5 recent home sales that are comparable to your home. These are sales that the county will accept to start the appeal process.
To start the appeal process, you will need to write a letter explaining why you are appealing the value. Along with the letter (or this form), submitting the recent sales that compare to your home, gives you the best chance on having the value reviewed by the county assessors. The correct mailing address is shown on the valuation statement you receive from the county.
You are given 45 days to appeal the assessed value. If you miss it, you may pay more in taxes than necessary.