Heads up, Gwinnett: Your property assessments are in the mail.
And it’s quite possible you’ll see an increase in your home’s value.
Stewart Oliver, Gwinnett’s chief appraiser, said about 63 percent of the county’s residential properties will see a change in value on this year’s assessments. The average change in those properties was an increase of about 12 percent.
That’s compared to about 24 percent in 2016.
“It’s not necessarily that it’s changed that much since last year,” Oliver said. “It’s changed that much since we last renewed that value.”
Oliver stressed that the assessments mailed Friday are not tax bills. Those are created later using the property assessment and the 2016 millage rates set by Gwinnett’s Board of Commissioners and school board, as well as individual cities where applicable.
Property assessments can be appealed, however.
Appeals must be filed within 45 days of the date on the notice of assessment and can be completed online at gwinnett-assessor.com. Property owners can also contact the tax assessor's office by calling 770-822-7200 or sending an email to email@example.com.
Before taking over the AJC's morning newsletter, Tyler Estep worked as a reporter covering DeKalb County, its government and its people. A Gwinnett County native and University of Georgia graduate, he has been with the AJC since 2015. He previously covered his home county and served stints on the paper's hyperlocal and breaking news teams.