online at the Assessor’s website. Look for your Notice of 2019 Real Estate Assessed Value in your mailbox in late January 2019, and remember that this Notice is NOT a bill. Your property tax bill will be determined by the tax rates adopted by Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte later this year (probably around July).
You can also use the tools on the County website to file an informal appeal if you think your property has been improperly valued. If you disagree with the results of your Informal Review Request, you have a right to file a Formal Appeal to the Board of Equalization and Review. You may request an appeal any time prior to the adjournment of the Board of Equalization and Review or within 30 days of your Notice of 2019 Assessed Value. All requests for appeal must be made in writing and on the proper form.
State law requires the County to conduct a property revaluation at least every eight years to determine its market value. All property (commercial, land and houses) is being visited and observed by a County Assessor to:
Verify the accuracy of characteristics on record for the property,
Compare similar property sales and
Consider improvements or changes that have been made to the property.
Mecklenburg County Assessor Ken Joyner has said that residential property values increased an average of 40% since the last revaluation in 2011, with commercial values up by an average of nearly 80%. The County hopes to shorten the window of revaluations to no more than 4 years, meaning the next reval would occur as soon as 2023.