The hearing will pit the county against the Department of Revenue. The department told Fulton County that it could not freeze property values, and it would not accept the Fulton tax digest until the values were properly updated. The county has claimed that it had the authority to make the move.
In the meantime, legislators passed a number of bills that could help reduce property taxes beginning in 2019. Property values in 2018 are expected to be as high as the original 2017 values. No legislative fixes have yet gone into effect.