The Board of Equalization and Review will hold two meetings this week to prepare itself for formal appeals to Mecklenburg County’s 2011 revaluation.
The 15-member board, whose size was upped from nine this year thanks to a bill passed in the General Assembly, will meet Tuesday and Thursday for orientation and organizational purposes.
Formal appeals are the next step for property owners whose informal appeals were denied by the assessor’s office. In order to hear as many appeals as possible, the board will be broken into five three-member panels.
As of Friday, 41,748 property owners have filed informal appeals. A total of 8,000 formal appeals are expected to go before the Board of Equalization and Review.
The board can decrease or increase property assessments or leave them the same.
The Board will hear appeals in May and June.
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s meetings will be at 9 a.m. in Suite 302 at 700 E. Stonewall St.