Bibb County property owners should receive their annual tax assessments in the mail this week.
Chief Appraiser Andrea Crutchfield said the tax assessor’s office began the process of mailing some 66,500 annual notices Monday afternoon to people who were listed as a property owner in the county as of the Jan. 1 valuation date.
Crutchfield said a moratorium that prevented the county from raising values on a property ended in 2011, and the county was able to raise the value of properties for improvements, new construction, land splits or other areas that warranted a change in 2012.
“The laws are the same (as last year),” Crutchfield said. “A lot of people heard about the moratorium, but that’s no longer in place.”
Crutchfield said she doesn’t expect many changes in valuations this year — perhaps 7,000 to 8,000 — which would be down from last year when there were changes to roughly 18,000 parcels in the county.