Map of increased values. FULTON COUNTY

Don’t rescind assessments, Fulton chief appraiser to tell assessors

Atlanta and Fulton County officials have asked the Board of Assessors to reconsider assessments that came in much higher that years past.

One member of the board, which meets Thursday, said he will recommend the 2016 property values remain unchanged.

But the chief appraiser said if it was up to him, the assessments would be left alone.

“Statistically, we’re OK,” Fulton County Chief Appraiser Dwight Robinson said Wednesday. “The values are good.”

Because property values have risen, Robinson said, it’s his job to collect those value increases. So he thinks the board shouldn’t listen to leaders who want them to look at assessments again.

“That’s going to be my recommendation, that we not rescind,” he said.

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