Property owners in Delaware County will receive notices this month detailing how much their property is worth, as part of a countywide property tax reassessment that began in 2017.
The notices will go out mid-month through March to addresses currently on file with the Delaware County Assessment Office.
Property owners should carefully review the new assessment to make sure it is an accurate representation of the fair market value of their property, according to a county press release.
No action is required if the notice is correct. If an owner feels the new assessment is incorrect, they can call a number on the notice to schedule an informal hearing with Tyler Technologies, which has been running the reassessment.
Informal reviews will be held between March 2 and May 15. Residents must call Tyler Technologies within 10 days of the mailing notice on the reassessment notice if they want to schedule a review.
The county will receive updated property values in June once the informal reviews are completed.
The county will notify property owners of the updated property values in July.
Anyone disagreeing with the July updated property value can request a formal appeal of their property before the Tax Assessment Appeals Board. Those formal hearings will begin in July.
The property tax reassessment was court-ordered in 2017. The last reassessment was conducted 20 years ago and property values have changed, creating inequities in the value of real estate in Delaware County.
The new assessed values will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.
A public presentation on the reassessment project will take place Feb. 18, 1 p.m., in the Delaware County Council meeting room in the Government Center, 201 W. Front Street in Media.
Residents can also click here to find out more information about the process.