By REBECCA HAZEN
Chief Appraiser at the Dade County Tax Assessors Office, Paula Duvall, spoke about the county–wide re-evaluation for 2021 during the weekly county update on Thursday, May 13.
“What a re-evaluation is, we’re looking at all classes of property, across the board. Lands, residentials, buildings, anything like that, have been examined for the market. We are almost to completion for that,” Duvall said.
The Board of Assessors will meet next week and approve the digest. The goal is to mail out assessment notices by May 28.
“Your assessment notice is not your bill. It is simply to let you know from our office what your taxable value is for the current year, and to give you your opportunity, if you disagree with that value, to file an appeal,” Duvall explained.
The appeal time frame is 45 days after the assessment notices are mailed.
Duvall noted that there were some increases in value, mostly land values.
“The thing about doing a re-evaluation once every 7-10 years, unfortunately you do see a large increase in property values. Re-evaluations cannot happen every year, it is too expensive of a process,” Duvall said.
If anyone has any questions, contact the Tax Assessors Office at (706) 657-6341.
Also during the county update, County Executive Ted Rumley noted that weather has pushed back the completion date of County Road 6. Asphalt was scheduled to be laid down on Monday, May 17, with striping being completed next week.
Rumley also noted that the new Dollar General Market is now open.
“We are glad to see some new life in that building, and it really looks good,” Rumley said.
There is also a new Facebook page for the Dade County Sports Complex. Rumley encouraged everyone to like the page.
Vaccinations are still available at the Dade County Health Department. Vaccinations are available both by calling (706) 657-4213 for an appointment as well as walk-ins. Vaccinations are now being given to children ages 12 and up.
Dade County has seen 19 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 1,227 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.
“Don’t let your guard down, because it’s still out there,” Rumley said.
The county update is broadcasted to Facebook and YouTube on Thursdays at 3 p.m.