Wednesday, June 26th at 6pm, Beaufort County's reorganized
Tax Equalization Board will meet to elect new officers.
In February, all hearings from Beaufort County tax payers
who objected to their property value and who could not reach an agreeable
resolution with the County Assessor's Office, were put on hold as County
officials developed and solicited new members for the now much larger Board.
The Board will consist of 15 positions whereas the prior Board was made up of 7
members from across the County.
"The restructuring of the Board provides more efficiency
and expedites the process of conducting these hearings so as to resolve issues
concerning the assessed value of Beaufort County citizen's property values,"
said County Attorney Josh Gruber.
Counties all across South Carolina have Boards similar to
Beaufort County's Tax Equalization Board for the purpose of hearing property
owner's appeals. All of the Boards vary in size from 5 members to 15 members.
The Department of Revenue will also be in attendance to
provide a presentation on South Carolina property tax laws.
The public is invited to come and meet the new members of
the Board. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers located at 100 Ribaut
Road in Beaufort.