Because of the continuing decline in property values, the Barrow County Tax Assessors Office for the second year in a row has conducted a countywide reassessment.
The office on Wednesday was scheduled to mail more than 30,000 notices of the new assessments to property owners, according to chief appraiser Cecil Highfield.
“We sent out 30,400 this time,” he said. “Practically everybody got their house reassessed.
“There are probably a few that may not have changed, but I would say the overwhelming majority went down.”
The assessors did their best to read the current market, but the job was challenging because there is no market.
“It’s hard to know what a tract of property is worth right now because nobody really wants it,” Highfield said.