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County establishes cities' fees for appraisals
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While mayors in three DeKalb County cities sent letters formally asking that the county waive fees for county tax appraisals, the county commission adopted a plan to initiate the fees in increments. After the recent discovery of a state law that has been on the books for 28 years requiring cities that collect property tax to pay some of the county’s costs of appraisals unless some other agreement is in place, the applicable fees were included in the county budget. Assessor of Property Shannon Cantrell was informed of the existence of the law at a recent meeting of assessors, passed the information along to County Mayor Stribling.

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