Looking to Serve? Mecklenburg County Seeks Qualified Applicants to Board of Equalization & Revie

Are you interested in serving your community while helping the real estate industry at the same time? If you are, the Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill 15 spots on the Mecklenburg County Board of Equalization and Review (BER).

The BER is a panel of appointed citizens that reviews assessments appealed by property owners. Appointments are made for three-year terms with no one serving more than two full consecutive terms.

The County Commission voted in November to re-appoint the entire board following a highly problematic revaluation process in which flaws were later found in hundreds of commercial and residential properties. Commissioners are currently evaluating whether or not to conduct another revaluation of all or some properties in Mecklenburg County, and whether refunds can be granted. State legislation would likely be required before the county can issue property tax refunds.

To qualify for an appointment as a BER member, each nominee must have been residents of Mecklenburg County for at least two consecutive years prior to the appointment, shall remain a resident for the duration of service as a member, shall be knowledgeable of real estate or personal property valuation matters, and shall not have been convicted of a felony.

Individuals interested in applying should fill out the Advisory Board application by March 22. Nominations will be made at the April 2 BOCC meeting. For more information, contact [email protected].

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