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Even with foreclosure factor, Bibb’s property values still up more than 30 percent

After a one-month delay to consider foreclosures and bank sales in Bibb County’s property revaluation, values still are increasing by about 33 percent, the board of assessors confirmed today.

The Macon-Bibb County Board of Tax Assessors unanimously approved the new values after hearing a report from D.J. Johnson, president of Tyler CLT Appraisal Services. The private firm is being paid nearly $2 million to conduct the revaluation and worked for almost two years on the project.

“We are finished. We are there,” Johnson told assessors. “It’s been a long journey.”

Assessment notices for Bibb’s roughly 68,000 parcels will be sent to a printer today and mailed June 5, Chief Appraiser Andrea Crutchfield said. Property owners will have until July 6 to appeal their new values.

Values have not changed across the board since the last successful countywide property revaluation in 2001.

For more on this story, come back to macon.com and read Thursday’s Telegraph.

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