Appraisers to visit city properties beginning Oct. 1

Published 6:50 pm Friday, September 27, 2019

Real estate tax reassessment to take effect July 1, 2020


The City of Franklin has retained Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd. to perform the city’s 2020 real estate value reassessment, with new valuations taking effect July 1, 2020. The city is on a two-year reassessment cycle.

Members of the reassessment team will begin visiting properties on Tuesday, Oct. 1. They will be carrying photo IDs 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. “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 March 2020, and the notices of the proposed change in the assessed value will be mailed out to property owners in April 2020. These notices will give the details on the method of appealing the proposed assessed value.

Wampler-Eanes’ home office is in Daleville, Virginia. Over the last 21 years, the owners, Steven I. Wampler and Gary L. Eanes, have performed 109 reassessments in 55 Virginia and North Carolina localities.

Residents who have any questions as to the reassessment are asked to call the city of Franklin’s commission of the revenue’s office at 562-4870.