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Chatham residents can expect property appraiser visits

Posted Monday, May 4, 2015

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Pittsboro, NC - Chatham County property owners can expect to see property appraisers from the Tax Office and Pearson Appraisal visiting their properties over the next year to 18 months. The appraisers are visiting properties as a first step in the revaluation process, according to Tax Administrator Frances Wilson.

“Revaluation will not take effect until January 1, 2017, but reappraisal is a key phase,” Wilson said. “We want people to know that appraisers are out in the field. They often will just drive by and take photographs, but sometimes they will need to go on the property to inspect or measure.”

Wilson said that is important to know that all appraisers have county ID badges. County employees will use vehicles with the county logo decal, while Pearson Appraisal will use a different car decal indicating they are doing work for Chatham County. On rare occasions, some visits may happen on weekends, but most will be done weekdays.

If residents are unsure that a person visiting their community is a county-affiliated appraiser, they should verify the appraiser’s identity by calling either the Tax Appraisal office at 919-542-8211 or 919-545-8476.

The role of appraisers is to review properties to assist in determining their fair market value, so it is important for them to document the current state of properties.

More information on the Chatham County revaluation process will be coming soon, including a timeline and key steps, said Wilson.

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