2017 reassessment completed
Gloucester’s Real Estate Assessment department has completed its 2017 reassessment of real property in the county, and notices should arrive in property owners’ mailboxes today. Property owners can see their new assessments online as early as Tuesday.
Gloucester’s assessor Derek Green will present the overall results of the reassessment to the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors during its meeting Tuesday night, beginning at 7 o’clock in the colonial courthouse, reviewing for the first time how overall values either increased or decreased.
However, in giving an early preview of the reassessment to local media on Tuesday, Green said he is extremely pleased with the work his department has done to make this reassessment the fairest and most equitable the county has seen to date.
“I believe we have the best assessment in the commonwealth,” said Gloucester County administrator Brent Fedors. “The modeling, concepts and application of data … it gives me chill bumps.”
Fedors said an assessment is generally more quantitative in nature than qualitative. “However, Derek has put such finite and qualitative terms to it, it’s a state of beauty … and I think it will serve the community very well,” he said.
The first general reassessment under Green’s watch became effective in January 2015. That followed previous assessments in 2006 and 2010, which left many property owners in the county mystified at their assessed values.