The office mailed 26,242 notices to property owners on May 5 16,860 saying values dropped, 8,551 saying values went up and owners had 45 days from that point to appeal. As of this morning, 421 people have filed appeals, including those who are protesting their value decreasing, Chief Appraiser Calvin Hicks said.
To appeal in person, go to Room 102 in the Municipal Building at 530 Greene St. The office closes today at 5 p.m.
To appeal by mail, send a letter to the Richmond County Board of Assessors, 530 Greene St., Room 102, Augusta, GA, 30901. In the letter, identify the property, state the reasons for disputing the county's value and give a telephone number. Mr. Hicks said appeals sent by mail that are postmarked today will be considered filed on time.
For more information, call the tax assessor's office at (706) 821-2310.