New assessment notices are set to go out before the end of next week on more than 18,000 residential real estate parcels that Jackson County officials said needed further review.
They were among nearly 70,000 properties that came up for reassessment this year. Those getting a second look are residences whose market values for tax purposes either went up or down.
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Some homeowners saw their value nearly double. For many, it might have been as long as a decade since they were last reassessed. Others went up due to flaws in the county’s formula for setting property values, officials said.
Assessor Curtis Koons told the County Legislature Monday that he believes the problem has been fixed and his staff is revising valuations.
While the normal deadline for filing an informal appeal is June 14, those receiving new notices will have an additional 30 days.
Also Monday, the county hired Bob Burnett, former deputy director of the assessment department, to help review the assessment process and recommend fixes.
The nine-month contract with Burnett’s firm, Assessed Value Analysis, will cost the county up to $90,000.
Two weeks ago, the county awarded a $23,000 contract with another firm to analyze the county’s assessment methods.