By now, all property owners have had some time to stew over the preliminary reassessments they have received. You’ve read our recent post on the Lancaster County property reassessment, searched Google for more information and discussed it with friends and neighbors. The good news is, you don’t have to do anything yet. That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s not time for you to start considering your options and preparing for the inevitable.
Final assessments will be mailed to all property owners on June 1, 2017. You have 40 days from the date of final notice to file your appeal if you don’t agree with your property’s assessed value or the value becomes final. As is the case with everything else in life, that time will fly by. And because the appeal process may in some cases require an appraisal of your property, your decision to begin the process should be made sooner rather than later.