What is Revaluation?
Bladen County property owners will soon be receiving
revaluation notices. It happens every 8 years
and some ask why?
The short answer is, it's the
The primary purpose of a revaluation is
to provide equalization among all classes of
Revaluations are not conducted to
increase revenues for local governments. The
revaluation is concerned only with real property.
State law requires that revaluations be conducted at
least once every eight years. Bladen County's
last revaluation was effective 2007.
process has been ongoing for over a year. A
representative of the Bladen County Appraisal
Department has visited your property to verify
certain physical characteristics to assist the
county in estimating the fair market value of your
property for the Bladen County revaluation, as
require by NORTH CAROLINA LAW (N.C.G.S. 105-286.
The text of this article is a copy of the
Visitation List that was left at your property if no
one was home, or was delivered to the property owner
at the time of the visit.
The appeal process
will begin after the new values have been mailed to
property owners. The first step it to contact
the Bladen County Appraisal Department, if you are
not satisfied, the next step is a meeting with the
Board of Equalization and Review (Board of
Commissioners in Bladen County) and if you carry to
appeal further, you may make an appointment with the
North Carolina Property Tax Commission.
Property Tax Commission is a 5 member board, three
of whom are appointed by the Governor and 2 by the
General Assembly. The main objective of the
Commission is to hear and render decisions based on
property tax issues between the county or
municipality and the taxpayer. The hearing is
very similar to a trial court without a jury.
The 2015-16 Bladen County budget, that must
be approved by July 1, 2015, will be based on the
total value of all property in the county.