Gloucester County has seen a sharp decline of appeals before the county’s board of equalization following the latest reassessment of real property that became effective Jan. 1.
According to county assessor Derek Green, 167 parcels were appealed to the equalization board. This is down from 1,588 appeals following the 2010 reassessment and 4,000 appeals following the 2006 reassessment.
“Honestly, I don’t think anyone thought it would go this well,” Green said. He added that the staggering decrease in appeals shows how the public reacts when treated fairly and equitably. “It’s amazing,” he said.
Of the 167 unofficial appeals, Green said the owners of 23 parcels did not even indicate what they believed the value of their property was during the appeal process. He said 118 of the 167 came from administrative appeals.
One of the most compelling statistics, Green said, was that though there were 167 appeals, they were made by only 94 individual pr...
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