Gwinnett mails assessed property value notices

The Gwinnett County Board of Assessors have mailed approximately 284,000 annual notices of assessment to residential and commercial property owners. (Photo by Karen Huppertz)
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The Gwinnett County Board of Assessors have mailed approximately 284,000 annual notices of assessment to residential and commercial property owners. (Photo by Karen Huppertz)

The Gwinnett County Board of Assessors have mailed approximately 284,000 annual notices of assessment to residential and commercial property owners after a one-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A little over half of the notices just mailed will show the value was “Adjusted for Market Conditions” since 2019 property sales increased in value and demand. In a statement, the Gwinnett County Tax Assessor’s Office claimed to “use all data available to value each property conservatively to meet state regulations for accuracy, while at the same time not over-assessing.”

This notice is not a bill, but it does include an estimate of 2020 property taxes. The estimate combines the 2020 value with 2019 millage rates and exemptions on file since 2020 rates for county, cities and schools are not calculated until later in the year.

This year’s assessment will not reflect potential effects from the COVID-19 pandemic because state law requires property values to be calculated as of Jan. 1. The Board of Assessors lacks the authority to cancel reassessments.

Property owners have 45 days from the date on their Annual Notice of Assessment to file an appeal if needed.

Information: www.gwinnett-assessor.com, 770-822-7200 or taxpayer.services@gwinnettcounty.com.

Property taxes are a primary funding source for school, city and county operations that include essential services such as police, fire and EMS.