County reassessment notices mailed

COLUMBIA – The Richland County Assessor’s Division recently completed its 2019 countywide reassessment and affected property owners are being notified by mail.

The Assessor’s Office said the reassessment was done in accordance with state law and is conducted every five years to ensure that all real property is valued equitably and fairly. Richland County has 173,700 parcels of real property and only the properties that had an increase in value of $1,000 or more will receive a reassessment notice.

The Assessor’s Division sent out about 100,000 reassessment notices.

The assessor said that if home values increase, that doesn’t mean taxes will rise.

The Assessor’s Division is planning two community meetings to give an overview of the reassessment process and to give property owners the opportunity to ask general questions, as well as any inquiries specific to their individual properties.