City begins property tax reassessments

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The City of Franklin has retained Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd. to perform the City’s 2018 General Reassessment, effective July 1, 2018. Franklin is on a two-year reassessment cycle.

Members of the reassessment team began visiting properties on Sept. 18. They will be carrying photo I.D.’s and will have magnetic City Reassessment signs on their cars.

“We want to alert the public to this, because our assessors will be coming out to residents’ homes to look at dwellings and their property in general, as well as to take exterior pictures/measurements in order to determine the fair market value,” said Steven I. Wampler, president of Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd. “Also, it is our ultimate goal to get a good, accurate assessment of all real estate in the city.”

The field assessments are expected to be completed in February, and the notices of the proposed change in the assessed value will be mailed out to property owners in March. These notices will give the details on the method of appealing the proposed assessed value.

Wampler-Eanes’ home office is in Daleville, and over the last 20 years Wampler and co-owner Gary L. Eanes have performed 93 reassessments in 51 Virginia and North Carolina localities.

If residents have any questions as to the reassessment, they are advised to call the City of Franklin’s Commissioner of the Revenue’s office at 562-4870.