A Quick Guide to Help You Appeal Your Mecklenburg County Home Valuation

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MINT HILL, NC – After receiving a new home valuation in Mecklenburg County, you won’t need to get an attorney involved if you want to appeal the valuation. Handing this type of appeal can be done without the help of a professional, but you do need a quick guide. Let’s look at how you can file your appeal after receiving your new home valuation in Mecklenburg County.

Why Should You Appeal?

When you get a higher valuation for your home, it could lead to a higher tax bill. However, if you decide to appeal, you could end up with a lower valuation, which can lower your tax bill.

Starting on March 17th, 2023, new valuations were mailed out by the county for all properties in the county. These valuations show an increase of more than 50%, on average with a 59% median increase for residential properties and a 42% median increase for commercial properties.

You can Appeal in Two Different Ways

There are two ways to appeal your home valuation in Mecklenburg County: Informal and Formal.

Informal Appeal

An informal appeal will include the assessor and homeowners reviewing the valuation of the property together without a formal appeal being filed.

Formal Appeal

A formal appeal takes longer as it will be reviewed by the Board of Equalization and Review, which is a board of citizen volunteers. They will hear appeals on the property values in a more formal process.

You can File Your Appeal Online

If you believe your property valuation is not correct, you can file an informal review online. This is the best place to start and it’s pretty easy to do.

All you will have to do is create an account and provide supporting information for your appeal, such as incorrect square footage or comparable properties that sold in a different price range.

You may need to provide documents to support your request. After you file your informal appeal, the appraiser will have four weeks to respond.

Skip Directly to a Formal Appeal

You are allowed to skip the informal review process and go directly to a formal appeal. This is done by filling out a formal appeal form, which can be emailed, mailed, or submitted in person.

The last day for a formal appeal of your valuation is June 9th. You can get some of your questions answered through the assessor’s office with the two Property Tax Resource Fairs. One will be held on April 1st from 9am to 11am at the Woodward Conference Center. The other will be held on April 15th from 9am to 11am at the Eastway Regional Recreation Center.

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