2012 Board of Equalization and Review to Stop Hearing Appeals
April 4, 2013 - The 2012 Board of Equalization and Review (BER) concluded their last hearings. Approximately 745 appeals from 2012 still remain to be heard. The 2013 BER will convene on May 6, 2013, and will schedule the remaining 2012 appeals before beginning hearings for 2013. All hearings will resume by late June. Those property owners still waiting for their appeals to be heard will receive notification letters approximately 60 days before the scheduled hearing dates.
Property owners wishing to appeal their property values for 2013 have until June 28, 2013 to file them. This is the adjournment date for the 2013 BER. The only exception is for property owners who receive a Notice Of Value Change from the Assessor's Office: they will have thirty days from the date on the notice, regardless of whether the Board has adjourned. Although the BER will have "adjourned", they will continue to hear timely-filed appeals through the remainder of the year.
Review Your Real Property Listing
March 19, 2013 - A new tool allows a property owner to view the County's record information in detail, and even note any discrepancies beside the respective attributes, to send to the Assessor's Office for review. A short tutorial is available for instruction. Property owners may access the Property Record Feedback Tool here, or go to the Revaluation page for this and other tools.
The Appeal Process
The appeal process is an essential component of property valuation. The County can staff only a limited number of appraisers and property specialists to value all of these properties - real property, vehicles, business and individual personal property. Property owners are entitled to request that values of specific properties be reviewed (appealed) in light of aspects of the property that may not have been included when the Office set the value.
This site is for Mecklenburg County property owners who have:
- Already filed a timely appeal with the Assessor's Office (Informal Review), or the BER (Formal Review) for the 2011 tax year;
- Already filed or wish to file an appeal for the 2012 tax year. Read the County attorney's explanation of what criteria are valid for appealing in reappraisal (i.e., revaluation) and non-reappraisal years.
Links to more information about the appeals process:
If you still have questions, you may refer them to a member of our Appeals Support Team about your specific case, at 704-432-7250 or Appeals@mecklenburgcountync.gov
The 2012 Board of Equalization and Review changed its procedures for the 2012 tax
year. This allows property owners to appeal only once at the County level. Each appeal will be treated as a request to the Board of Equalization and Review. The Assessor’s Office will review the appeal. If the review concludes that a change in value is warranted from the evidence submitted by the property owner, the owner will be notified. Otherwise, a hearing will be scheduled with the Board to hear the appeal. A copy of the Board's Rules of Procedure is available online, as well as the authorized Power of Attorney form.
When the Assessor's Office recommends a change in value and the property owner agrees, the Assessor will send a Negotiated Value form for signature and return. Negotiated Values will be presented to the Board, without the property owner having to appear. If the Board rejects a Negotiated Value, then another hearing will be scheduled for the property owner to present the case to the Board.
A single form for appealing real property valuations was adopted for the 2012 tax year. All appeals received by the Board's adjournment date - June 4, 2012 - will be treated in the same manner, regardless of the form used.
The 2013 Real Property Appeal Request form is now available.