Watch for Property Reassessment Notices


As Beaufort County prepares to send out reassessment notices to property owners this month, it is still contending with a backlog of tax-valuation appeals.

The Tax Equalization Board was expanded this spring — from seven members to 15 — to hear more appeals, but it has not heard a case in months. Over the summer, the board reorganized and trained its new members. It is now looking to send out hearing notices to property owners in September.

That means the board could start hearings in October, but not before more appeals are filed with the assessor after a countywide reassessment.

The backlog of cases choking the appeals system reached nearly 200 earlier this year, though the Assessor’s Office has since been able to chop the backlog to between 140 and 160 cases, according to county assessor Ed Hughes.



If you receive your reassessment notice and believe that the value is too high, be sure to explore the appeal process in Beaufort County. If you need assistance with an appeal on commercial property, or a high-end residential property, please let me know. You can also contact Dale Stigamier at Integrity Real Estate Advisors for assistance.  You can reach Dale at (803) 772-9100.

Michael Dodds, MAI, CCIM


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