Steve Keadle, assessor of Greenbrier County, announced that the Greenbrier County Assessor’s office is currently in the process of field review activities for the year 2016. Our field deputies are visiting various properties throughout the county in an effort ensure that all properties are accurately listed and that information is updated to reflect any changes that have been made to properties since the 2015 tax year. State law requires that property values are to be annually maintained at their true and actual value. Our field review efforts are part of the process that is employed by our office to ensure that all properties are assessed in an equal and uniform manner at this required level, Keadle added. Six districts in Greenbrier County are reviewed each year. This year the districts to be reviewed include Anthony Creek, White Sulphur Dist., Lewisburg Corp., Williamsburg Dist., White Sulphur Corp., and Quinwood Corp. Field deputies will be visiting these areas in order to make necessary adjustments. They will be driving county vehicles and will be carrying county ID badges.
In addition, citizens should know that the state legislature passed new initiatives recently making it mandatory for the State Tax Commissioner to more closely monitor activities of the various county assessor’s offices throughout the state in an effort to ensure that all property tax laws are being faithfully followed. These enhanced monitoring activities should improve the equality and uniformity in property tax administration on both an inter-county and intra-county basis; said Keadle.
Any citizen who may have questions concerning the field review or any other activities are encouraged to contact the assessor’s office at telephone number 304-647-6615 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Our office staff will make every effort to assist citizens with any questions or concerns that they may have, he added.