On August 17, 2020, the Department of Revenue issued an informational bulletin extending (and reopening) the deadline to appeal property tax assessment values in nearly all Georgia counties:
Property Tax Appeal Deadline Extended to August 27, 2020
THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE GEORGIA SUPREME COURT HAS ISSUED AN ORDER DECLARING A STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, WHICH HAS BEEN EXTENDED SEVERAL TIMES, THAT EXTENDS THE DEADLINE FOR FILING CERTAIN AD VALOREM TAX APPEALS.
Pursuant to OCGA § 38-3-62, during the period of the Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency, the Chief Justice “suspends, tolls, extends, and otherwise grants relief from any deadlines or other time schedules or filing requirements imposed by otherwise applicable statutes, rules, regulations, or court orders, whether in civil or criminal cases or administrative matters, including, but not limited to any: . . . (10) time within which to appeal or to seek the right to appeal any order, ruling, or other determination . . . .”
The most recent Extension Orders reimposed the deadlines referenced above, such that, for notices of assessment issued between March 14, 2020 and July 13, 2020, the 45-day appeal period began running on July 14, 2020, making the new appeal deadline August 27, 2020.
This announcement gives Georgia property owners an unprecedented second chance to file a property tax appeal. Contact Sorenson Law at 404-507-6388 to discuss the options.