Press Release: New for 2020, in addition to normal market adjustments, the Tax Assessors have completed a revaluation of Bartow County commercial properties and rural land parcels. This is the result of a multi-year study of vacant land and commercial sales. It is important to note that the value changes are not a one year jump but a result of the changing market over a number of years. Vacant land and commercial sales are not as common as residential sales. Therefore, the process demands several years of data.
Once notices are mailed, property owners have 45 days to file an appeal with the board of assessors if needed. Appeals may be filed on the grounds of value discrepancy, uniformity, or taxability. Appeals must be filed in writing and tax bill amounts are not appealable.
Our office is open and fully staffed. However, to continue the fight against the spread of COVID-19, we strongly recommend and encourage the use of email, US mail, or fax to file appeals. Our mailing address is 135 West Cherokee Ave. Ste.126, Cartersville, Georgia 30120. Our email address is email@example.com and the fax number is 770-606-2390. Please call the office at 770-387-5090 if you have questions.
If an appeal is filed, an appraiser will visit the property to verify records and address any concerns listed in the appeal. Appraisers do not need to go inside homes or structures and will have proper identification.
Annual assessment notices are only a notice of value. They are not tax bills. No money is due when the notice of assessment is received. A bill will be mailed from the Tax Commissioner later. The estimated tax bill located on the bottom of the assessment notice will be based on current year value and previous year millage rate. As such, the amount may be different when bills are issued.