Increasing Property Tax Assessments
Posted in the St. Simons Forum
Saint Marys, GA
#1 Oct 1, 2013
I read in the 10-1-13 Georgia Times-Union that the residents of Sapalo Island were experiencing huge increases in Property tax assessments.
Having suffered from the same unreasonable escalation of property tax assessments in St. Marys, Georgia in 2009, I went to the McIntosh County website to see if Rick Daniel is still the Chief Appraiser for the Assessors Office in McIntosh County. I could not find the name of the Chief Appraiser anywhere on the site.
Let me make this clear to you: If your Chief Appraiser is Mr. Rick Daniel, you are in deep trouble. He alone was the reason for a taxpayers revolt in St. Marys in 2009. He will look at one or two recent sales that showed huge appreciation and ignore many other lower priced sales in the same area. He will base his large increases in appraised values on the exceedingly high sales that are not representative of overall values for an area.
For your own protection, learn how to use the county's "Q Public site". It has all the information you need to research real estate sales and appraised values. You can conduct searches by name, address, parcel number, or MAP. Using the map you can quickly identify recent sales (blue and gray colors of lots) and compile your data.
Q Public is also THE BEST RESOURCE for building a case to defend your position in a property tax assessment appeal before your Board of Equalization.
Good luck McIntosh. You need it if your Chief Appraiser is Rick Daniel.
Since: Jul 10
#2 Oct 21, 2013
Have you gotten your tax bill yet?
How about you folks on Sapalo Island? Are you happy with your ad valorem taxes due?
Maybe you haven't gotten your tax bill yet. If you haven't, fasten your seat belt. It's coming.
#3 Oct 27, 2013
Is Rick Daniel a Democrat?
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