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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Outrageous Property Assessments Lead to Tax Revolt in Virginia

Outrageous real estate assessments are not unique to Augusta County. Neighboring Bath County reassessed in April 2008 and had a revolt by citizens that resulted in terminating the appraisal company and doing away with the overly-inflated appraisals.

Gloucester County also had a tax revolt by its citizens after outrageous assessments in 2005 resulted in the Board of Supervisors passing by only one vote an agreement to pay the appraisal company.

In October 2007 the wrote Why was this shack assessed at $43,700 while a mansion was valued at $0? Inside Gloucester's latest reassessment — and it's not a pretty picture.

Source: SWAC Girl

It is good to see the people holding their government accountable for it's actions.