The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

January 26, 2013

Stanly County tax revaluation under way

By Brian Graves, Staff Writer

Saturday, January 26, 2013 — A process that has taken more than two years and thousands of man hours is coming to an end and Stanly County property owners will see the results sometime in March.

The revalutation of property, required by state law every eight years, is in its final stages.

“It has been a challenge defining the real estate market in this economy,” Stanly County Tax Administrator Melia Miller said.

The map in the hallways of the administrator’s office at the courthouse shows just how large the task was.

A county map is separated into 522 different grids, each having a number of property parcels within that grid.

Certified appraisers split up the grids, got into their cars and went to each piece of property within the county.

For more on the revaluation process, see Sunday's edition of The Stanly News & Press.