Bibb's revaluation set to go ahead

With the state Legislature's failure to pass property tax reform, Bibb County's property revaluation is now a certainty in 2009, officials said today.

"After 40 days of various and sundry plans ... nothing happened," Chief Appraiser Jim Davis told the board of assessors Thursday, referencing this year's General Assembly. "So we're right back to where we started before the legislative session started."

The delivery date for the new revaluation is March 31, 2009, officials said. The Bibb County tax assessors board expects next year's tax notices will be mailed to property owners a few weeks after that date.

For Bibb taxpayers, that means they can expect notices about this time next year with values that reflect the work currently being compiled and calculated for the new revaluation. Those values, Davis said, will reflect the increases and decreases in the local real estate market that have occurred since 2000, when the last successful revaluation was assembled.

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