Hundreds awaiting appeals on appraisals




For two years Eric Sample has been paying a higher tax bill than he thinks he should.

Sample disagreed with the value the county decided his home was worth in 2012. He called to complain, started the appeal process and is still waiting for a resolution. Now, two years’ worth of tax bills later, Sample is living on a fixed income from his retirement and still waiting for his appeal to be resolved.

Sample was one of nearly 4,000 property owners who filed an appeal over the value of property after a countywide reassessment in 2012. He thinks his assessment should be closer to the value of his neighbors’ homes; but until his appeal is resolved, he will continue paying taxes on what the county deemed his home was worth.

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