Residents can appeal property assessments during February
Morgan County residents who received increased property assessments can appeal their assessments at the Board of Equalization hearings before the Morgan County Commission.
Morgan County Commission administrative assistant Bette Kidwell advised residents to call the Morgan County Assessor's office first at 258-8570 if they have questions or concerns about their assessment increases. County assessor John Allen Swaim or staff will talk with them and explain the reason for the increase.
If the assessor's office can't resolve their concerns, residents can call Kidwell at 258-8540 to make an appointment to go before the Morgan County Commission during the Board of Equalization hearings in February to appeal their assessment.
Kidwell recommended that residents take proof to the hearings such as photos or a current appraisal that could justify their position that the increased assessment was in error.
Property owners must have an appointment to attend the Board of Equalization hearings in Berkeley Springs, which are scheduled for Thursday, February 1, Wednesday, February 7, Friday, February 9, Thursday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 28.
No appointment is necessary for the Board of Equalization hearings in Paw Paw that will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 3-5 p.m.