Valuation Appeal Process
If you wish to appeal the assessment on your property:
Upon receipt of the objection, the Assessor will review the submitted information and schedule a conference to discuss the matter with the property tax payer, and if warranted, will also conduct a review of the property at issue. The Assessor will provide a written response to the objection.
Within thirty (30) days of the Assessor's response, the property taxpayer may appeal to the Oconee County Board of Assessment Appeals ("Board") by providing written notice to the Assessor.
Within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the decision of the board, the property taxpayer may appeal such decision by requesting a contested case hearing before the South Carolina Administrative Law Judge Division.
State Law requires that you must pay 80% of tax calculated on the proposed assessment if it appears that the appeal will not be settled by December 31 of the tax year in question. With a written request, a 100% tax bill can be issued.
Review of assessment may result in any of the following actions: No change, a decreased assessment, or an increased assessment.