As of January 1, 2013, Buncombe County, North Carolina reappraised all taxable real property in Buncombe County. Buncombe County plans to send out a notice to all real estate property owners in Buncombe County on January 22, 2013.
All property owners may appeal their property value each year during the specified appeal period. An informal appeal for the 2013 tax year must be filed 30 days after the County’s notice. In addition, anyone receiving a change in value notice after April of 2013 has thirty days from the date of the notice to file an appeal. The property owner has the burden of proving that the property under appeal is incorrectly valued.
The appraisal appeal may include an informal appeal and a formal appeal to the Board of Equalization and Review and an appeal with the North Carolina Property Tax Commission, which should include information to support the property owner’s opinion of value, area property values, and recent comparable sales. Attorneys assist with review and analysis of the statutes governing appeals and preparation and presentation of the evidence to support the appeals.
Patsy Brison, a partner at Roberts & Stevens law firm in Asheville, has more than 28 years of legal expertise successfully representing clients in administrative matters, including tax appeals. Ms. Brison works hard to represent her clients with personal service and great results. She has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in Administrative/Regulatory Law from 2008 to 2013.
Ms. Brison was recently quoted in a tax appeals article in the Asheville Citizen-Times. If you would like to discuss your property tax appeal, please contact her at your earliest convenience since property owners have limited time to submit their appeal.