Reappraisal Project Information
Haywood County has completed the County Wide Reappraisal of all real estate parcels and the new valuation notices have been mailed. Each property owner should receive a Value Notice within the next few days. As most property owners may be aware, the real estate market in Haywood County has steadily increased over the last few years. Due to this increase in the real estate market, most properties will realize a significant increase in value that represents what market value should be as of January 1, 2021. In addition to the real estate market increases, any new construction, renovation/remodeling, or changes to the property may result in additional value increases.
When a property owner receives their notice, we recommend they research their local neighborhood or area to see what properties are selling for so they can make an informed decision as to whether an appeal should be filed or not. Since these values represent market value as of January 1, 2021, only information relevant to what market value should be for that property can be used for an appeal. Other information such as the amount of increase or percentage of increase from last year, or the ability to pay property taxes is not valid reasons for an appeal. Also, please understand that when a property is appealed the value may be reduced, increased or remain unchanged. Regardless of what decision is made, the property owner will receive a letter informing them of the appeal decision, and all information useful in filing an appeal to the next level. If you file an appeal, please include any information that would be useful for determining what the correct market value should be as of January 1, 2021 for that property.
Our office understands that sometimes receiving a new value notice that indicates the value is larger than last year may be frustrating, but please understand that North Carolina General Statutes require Counties to reappraise properties frequently, and these reappraisals require values to reflect what actual market value should be for the year of that reappraisal. That is why we suggest researching your local area to find out if the value is correct in relation to market value, and if not, we have a thorough appeal process in place for properties that may need a further review.
We have implemented an Electronic Appeal Process that can be used during this reappraisal. Information and instructions will be included on the New Value Notice. As with previous reappraisals, the option of mailing your appeal will still be available. Depending on the COVID situation at the time notices are mailed out, neither of these options would require personal contact to file a valid appeal.
2021 Schedule of Values (SOV’s)
We have provided the link to the 2021 SOV’s that have been developed for use in the Haywood County Wide Reappraisal for January 1, 2021. These SOV’s have been submitted to the Haywood County Commissioners for their approval. This process requires a public hearing that will be held on November 2, 2020. We anticipate that the SOV’s will be adopted on November 16, 2020.
- Why is Haywood County Reappraising my property?
- How is value determined?
- What is market value?
- Will my value change?
- What is the relation between appraisal & taxation
- Will I be notified of my new value?
- What if I do not agree with my new value?
- What is considered to be a valid reason to appeal my value.