DATE: Friday, May 12, 2023
CONTACT: Lakassa Baker
Lowndes County Property Owners Will Receive 2023 Notices of Assessment
Lowndes County, Georgia: Lowndes County property owners will begin receiving their 2023 Notice of Assessment on residential properties as early as this week from the Lowndes County Board of Assessors.
As Georgia law requires, every property receives an annual Notice of Assessment, which must reflect fair market value. Because of surges in the real estate market in Lowndes County, property owners should be prepared to see increased values reflected on their 2023 notices of assessment.
Property owners should carefully review their notice as soon as possible. Property owners can appeal their notice of assessment if they do not believe their notice reflects fair market value.
Appeals may be submitted online at qpublic.net/ga/lowndes, by mail, or in the offices of the Board of Assessors. The appeals deadline for most residential property owners is June 28, 2023, unless another date is specifically printed on the notice of assessment.
Many Lowndes County homeowners receive property tax relief through homestead exemptions. Homeowners who do not have a homestead exemption for their primary residence can apply by April 1 of each year. Any homestead exemption applications received now will be applicable for the 2024 tax year.
In addition to the homestead exemption, Governor Brian Kemp has approved a Property tax Relief Grant for homesteaded properties for the 2023 tax year. This will reduce the assessed value of the homestead properties by $18,000.
Property assessments are one component used to calculate property tax bills. The amount of the actual tax bills will include the assessed value, homestead exemption, the Property Tax Relief grant, and the millage rates set by local governments and school systems. Each taxing jurisdiction in Lowndes County, including cities, school boards, and Lowndes County Government, will also set their annual millage rate in the coming months.
For more information about the 2023 notices of assessment, homestead exemptions, and appeals, property owners can visit qpublic.net/ga/lowndes or call the Lowndes County Board of Assessors Office at 229-671-2540.