Computer glitch causes property tax delay

Computer glitch causes property tax delay
Silas Hrobar
Silas Hrobar

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Lowndes County residents will be receiving property tax bills later than normal this year.

A computer glitch in the county's tax assessor's office has caused the estimated property tax to be incorrectly calculated for approximately 2,400 parcels of land.

The assessor's office is correcting the problem, but estimates that it will now take an extra 50 days to get the county's tax digest submitted to the county's tax commissioner.

The tax digest has to be submitted before property tax bills can go out. "It was a computer error. We're not exactly sure how it was restricted to those 2400, we just isolated those 24 as being affected by the error," said Silas Hrobar, Lowndes County's Chief Appraiser.

Hrobar said the new notices with the corrected estimated amounts will be mailed out on Thursday.

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