HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County's Assessor's Office is in the process of appraising property values to ensure that property taxes are determined on an updated fair market value of properties.
According to a press release, this new value will eventually be used for calculating property tax bills issued in October.
Staff and vehicles from the assessor's office will be using a mass appraisal system to assist with collecting the values of properties within the residents of Horry County. This system includes information such as heated square footage, garages, decks, pools, type and quality of construction, land area, water features, and others to maintain the mass appraisal process, the release stated.
During a reassessment only real properties are appraised, then adjusted on an annual basis and kept through the Horry County Auditor's Office.
In September, a notice of reassessment will be mailed to all property owners in Horry County whose property’s market value increases $1,000 or more as a result of reassessment. Residents will only be mailed this notice if any improvements have been added such as a house, pool, outbuilding and others, according to the release.