Sunday, September 15, 2013

A-CC Board of Equalization

Citizens sought for 4 positions on Board of Equalization by 
Friday, September 20th at 12:00pm

The July Term, 2013 Term of the Grand Jury of Athens-Clarke County has been charged with the responsibility of appointing one regular member, one alternate member, and two additional alternate members to the Board of Tax Equalization for Athens-Clarke County. The term of these members is for three years beginning January 1, 2014.

The Board of Tax Equalization is responsible for hearing appeals on property values and exemptions. This independent board sets the date and time for hearings, hears evidence from both the taxpayer and the Tax Assessors Office, and makes their independent decision based on the facts presented in much the same manner as a court room jury. After hearing evidence from both the taxpayer and the appraisal staff, the Board of Equalization renders a decision on the value of the property/exemption.

Any citizen of Athens-Clarke County who owns real property and is a high school graduate is eligible for appointment to the Board of Tax Equalization. Any such person interested in being considered for appointment should contact the office of District Attorney Ken Mauldin by calling 706-613-3240 or e-mailing no later than noon on September 20, 2013. Interested citizens should provide their name and telephone number to be forwarded to the Grand Jury.