|Jefferson County Tax Valuation Notices Will Look Different This Year|
For approximately 20 years Jefferson County tax valuation notices have been a yellow post card. This year, the Tax Valuation office is switching to a letter that provides more detail on the valuation process and how to protest. These letters will be sent to residents who are seeing an increase in their property valuation. It is important that citizens open and read the information. Jefferson County will hold a news conference showing the new design on June 10 at 2 p.m., just outside the commission chambers.
“We decided to go with a letter this year in hopes that more people would actually open the information and acknowledge it,” said Maria Knight, Chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Equalization. “Letters are more expensive to mail, but we believe this method will be easily noticed. It also gives us the opportunity to provide more information to the citizen on how to submit an objection to the valuation if they want to.”
The new letter will be in a business size letter envelope that measures 4 1/8” x 9 ½”and will be yellow. Itwill have a red stamp on the outside right corner that states “Property Value Notice-Do Not Discard”.
Mailout of the letters is expected to start within the next two weeks, which starts the protest season, and has a 30-day window.
“All objections must be requested in writing by returning the bottom portion of the letter by USPS or hand delivered to our office,” added Knight. “Secure drop boxes will be in the courthouse lobbies for taxpayer convenience, and they will be checked throughout the day.”If citizens have additional questions, they can visit our website at boe.jccal.org or call our office at 205.325.5566.