Board of Equalization & Review
The Board of Equalization & Review is a board comprised of the Franklin County Commissioners. This board is responsible for reviewing assessment appeals. In carrying out its responsibilities the board shall:
- Examine and review the tax lists of the county for the current year and make any changes necessary to ensure that all taxable property is listed, appraised, and assessed as directed under the provisions of the Machinery Act.
- List, appraise, and assess any taxable property omitted from the tax lists.
- Correct any errors in the names and descriptions of taxable property.
- Increase or decrease the appraised value of any property that in the board's opinion is below or above market value as required by G.S. 105-283.
- See that any increase or decrease in the appraised value of real property is made under the provisions of G.S. 105-286, G.S. 105-287, and G.S. 105-317.
- See that any increase or decrease in the appraised value of personal property is made under the provision of G.S. 105-317.1.
- Notify any taxpayer at his last known address whenever the Board increases the appraised value of a taxpayer's property.
- See that any action taken by the Board is placed in an appropriate order and that the order be entered in the minutes of the board.
- Have the duty to hear appeals from taxpayers who own or control taxable property with regard to the listing or appraisal of their property or the property of other taxpayers.
- Hear issues related to the application of penalties assessed on discovered property.