- Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:43
- Written by Super User
New Hanover County, N.C. - New Hanover County property owners can soon expect a visit from the Tax Department. In accordance with state law and by authority of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, the New Hanover County Tax Department will re-assess all taxable real estate for the 2017 Tax Year.
New Hanover County's next property revaluation takes effect in January 2017, and the Tax Department is set to begin collecting data to make that possible.
Over the next two and one half years, appraisers will physically visit each residential and commercial parcel. They will photograph it, take measurements, and evaluate improvements or deterioration that may affect the value.
A team of 10 appraisers will soon hit the streets to review more than 98,000 parcels. County staff working in the field will be clearly identified with photo IDs and will be wearing red shirts displaying the County's seal with “Appraisal Staff” embroidered on them.
Appraisals will be conducted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appraisers will generally alert the homeowners of their presence by knocking on the door or ringing the doorbell. In order to properly assess your property, it will be necessary for appraisers to access all exterior areas. Homeowners are asked to exercise courtesy with unleashed pets, as appraisers will enter gated backyards that are unlocked, but they will not ask to enter your home. Appraisers will leave the property if directed by the property owner.
If the homeowner is not present, a door hanger questionnaire will be left at the residence. The homeowner will have the option of completing the door hanger and returning it to the Tax Department or accessing an online form to complete their revaluation.
A project website has been established at www.nhcgov.com/Tax. Property owners can view photos of the appraisal staff and check the status of the County's revaluation project. An online map will indicate location of current data collection, locations where evaluations are complete and those still to be evaluated.