Appeal Your Assessment! Here’s how-
A. Find your recently received Gwinnett County “Annual Notice of Assessment”
B. Go to: www.gwinnett-assessor.com
C. If you have your Annual Notice of Assessment go to the 2nd “click here” on the tax assessor’s office page and open it(item # 2 on the page). If you don’t have your Annual Notice go to the 1st “click here” and follow the instructions to find your assessment and print it. After you secure your assessment then go to: Neighborhood Transfer Price Information(2nd blank on page) and load in the “Account Number” found on the front page of your Annual Notice of Assessment(1st item in middle of the page). Up will pop the Neighborhood Transfers used to determine your assessment(they should all be within 6 months of today’s date, if possible). Review any or all transfers and pull up from Gwinnett County tax records any transfers you suspect are equal to your home’s value. Compute these property’s values by dividing the current sale price by the home’s square footage to give a price per square foot. Do the same for your home’s current year value divided by it’s square footage to give a price per square foot. This should tell you exactly how your home compares with others in the area. Now, average the price per sq. ft. of the comparable properties and multiply this average value times your home’s square footage. This number should give you a good idea of the value of your home using price per square foot, based on the sale(s) of comparable homes(those used by Gwinnett County to determine your home’s currrent value).
D. Back to the tax assessor’s office page: locate the 3rd “click here” button(blue). It should say Georgia state appeal form, PT311A. Open it.
1. Answer all 6 questions. On question #2 you probably are appealing “Value”. On #3 you probably will check “BOE” since it is a no cost option and there is no penalty for filing.
Inside Question #4: Be sure you fill in the amount you think your home and land are worth under “Appeal Value”(far right columns).
Inside question #5: Be sure you explain and justify why you are stating the value (s) you used.
Question #6: Be sure you fill in your contact information.
E. Download the file, print it, SIGN it and transport it to the Gwinnett County Courthouse. I suggest a hand delivery, that way you can get a receipt and the appeal you spent your
valuable time on is not lost in the mail.
f. THE APPEAL HAS TO BE RETURNED BY MAY 31, 2011!
Relatively simple process to save $100’s or $1000’s of $$$$$$