Property reappraisal work is under way in Ashley County.
When it is done, the Ashley County Assessor will have an updated appraisal database and a photo of every residence in Ashley County.
The work, which began Jan. 1, is under contract to Delta Mass Appraisal Services, Inc., a contract that was awarded through the Assessor’s office.
A news release from the Assessor’s office said that the company,” serves Arkansas Counties in providing professional, accurate and equitable valuations for all types of taxable properties.
The news release said the appraisers will berecognizible because their vehicles will have magnetic signs on their vehicles identifying them as “Contracted County Appraiser.”
The contract is set to run through Dec. 31, 2023.
“We are very pleased to serve as the Ashley County appraisal contractor” stated Tommy Fisher, owner of Delta Mass Appraisal Services, Inc. Fisher continued “Our main objective is to determine fair and equitable values for all properties in the county.”
As part of the appraisal process, representatives from the company will visit each property in the county. Residents may see appraisers:
4Using tape measures to verify proper measurements, which are used to determine the square footage of a residence.
4Gathering qualitative data, such as the quality of construction and the condition of improvements to a property.
“You will also see us taking pictures.” Fisher said. “Upon completion of this reappraisal the Assessor’s Office will have an updated digital photograph of every house in the county.”
The company will begin working in the county’s small towns and rural areas first, Fisher said.
“We look forward to meeting the people of Ashley County and will do our best to ensure your county has a successful reappraisal program in place,” he said. “Our motto is ‘Understanding Arkansas Values,’ and we work diligently to apply this to our property values, business values and personal values.”
Delta Mass Appraisal Services is headquartered in England, Ark., and — in addition to the work in Ashley County — has appraisal contracts in Arkansas, Cleveland, Craighead, Crittenden, Desha, Greene, Lawrence, Lee, Marion, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips and St. Francis County.
Those who have questions about the reappraisal can contact the Delta Mass Appraisal Services at 877-643-7507.