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Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for Surry County will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of inequalities including errors in acreage.  Upon hearing such complaints, either oral or written, the Board will give consideration AND INCREASE, DECREASE OR AFFIRM such real estate assessments.  Before a change can be granted, the taxpayer or his agent must overcome a clear presumption in favor of the assessment.  The taxpayer or agent must provide a preponderance of the evidence that the assessment of the property is not uniform with the assessments of other similar properties or that the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value.

Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes to minimize waiting.  To appear before the Board of Equalization, please call Harriet Ruffin at 757.294.5271 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held in the county administration conference room in the Government Center.  The dates and times are:


Monday, June 6, 2016        9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thursday, June 16, 2016    3:00pm  to 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 23, 2016    9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, June 28, 2016     9:00 am to 12:45 pm
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      9:00am to 1:00pm


Additional dates and times may be scheduled if necessary and advertised. 

By order of the Surry County Board of Equalization