MONROE COUNTY RE-ASSESSMENT
By John Moyer, County Commissioner
The reassessment of all 100,000 properties in Monroe County is finally drawing to a close. This project was required because of vastly different assessed values being assigned to properties of similar character throughout the County. Since the last county-wide reassessment was completed in 1988 and implemented in 1989, property values have changed dramatically. The goal of the reassessment project is to ensure that all property owners pay their fair share of taxes.
The time line for the remaining stages of the project is as follows:
March 1, 2019 – Property owners will receive a document that shows the tentative values assigned to their properties. At the same time, a web site will be made available to explain how values were set. This site will also show the values assigned to properties throughout the County.
March 1 – June 30, 2019 – Property owners who believe there is an error in the way their property was valued can schedule an informal review to point out the possible inaccuracies.
July 1, 2019 – Based on the information collected during the informal review, property owners will receive a copy of the certified valuation of their property.
July 1 – August 9, 2019 – Owners who believe their property’s assessment is incorrect can schedule a formal appeal with an Auxiliary Board of Assessment Revision
November 15, 2019 – Based on the results of the formal appeals, the County’s Chief Assessor will forward the new assessed property values to each municipality and school district.
January 2020 – All taxing authorities will use the new assessed values to establish taxes. County and municipal taxes will be due by June 30, 2020; school taxes will be due September 30, 2020.