Dwight Robinson, chief appraiser, speaks before Fulton County residents. The deadline to appeal property values in the county is Friday. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM AJC FILE PHOTO

Fulton County property value appeal deadline is Friday

Fulton County homeowners, who have seen large increases in their property values, have until Friday to file any appeals.

County officials admitted in the past that the appraiser’s office had failed to keep up with rising values following the recession.

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Last year, homeowners were shocked by the jumps in their values. In response to their frustration, county commissioners froze values at the previous year’s levels for most homeowners.

This year, though, the values continued to rise, and were even higher than those residents had protested the year before, in many cases.

Before last year’s freeze, property values were up an average of 13 percent in the county. This year, residential values are an average of 11 percent higher than those original 2017 values in Atlanta, and an average of 19 percent higher in the rest of the county.

Property values were sent in May, and residents have 45 days to file an appeal. To do so before Friday’s deadline, they can go to http://fultonassessor.org/property-appeals/.

Some residents received a second assessment notice; they will have more time to file their appeals.

As of June 20, Fulton Chief Appraiser Dwight Robinson said about 6,800 people filed appeals. Fulton Chief Financial Officer Sharon Whitmore said she expected as many as 40,000 to appeal their property values before the deadline.