On April 6, Gwinnett County mailed approximately 257,000 residential and 14,000 commercial tax notices.
According to a Gwinnett County press release, approximately 80,000 of the residential notices will show a decrease in value. The average decrease in value is 22 percent for a total of $2.5 billion in downward adjustments.
The adjustments will result in decreased funding for county operations. Gwinnett County had planned for a $2.1 billion decrease when the 2012 budget was adopted, but remain optimistic the projection will align with the results of the adjustments plus any changes occurring from appeals.
Property owners have 45 days from the date of the notice to file an appeal. The deadline for appeals is May 21. Appeal information, interactive appeal forms and FAQs are located on the Tax Assessor’s website at www.gwinnett-assessor.com.
The Tax Assessor’s Office is prepared to answer questions about the notices or the appeal process through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (770) 822-7200 or in person at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville.