Under West Virginia law, property is assessed at 60 percent of its appraised value, to determine taxes. It's the appraised value that tax officials are trying to figure out.
However, Duffield said homeowners and business owners have recourse if they think their tax tickets are wrong. He said property owners should contact the Assessor's Office, at 304-357-0250.
"We're going to review whatever documentation you have, and if you can't resolve it, you have the right to appeal to the Board of Equalization and Review."
That board, presided over by the Kanawha County Commission, also has the authority to adjust tax bills. The board usually starts meeting in February.
The board will meet at noon every Tuesday in February and at 5 p.m. on Thursdays.
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