BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Board of Supervisors reviewed the county's real and personal property tax rolls for 2014 at its meeting Monday.
The tax roll is a breakdown of all property that can be taxed within a given jurisdiction. The tax roll lists each property separately in addition to its assessed value.
Clay County Tax Assessor Paige Lamkin said she is required by state law to present the assessed value of real and personal property to the board at the first meeting in July every year.
Lamkin said the assessed value of real property in the Clay County is $96.6 million, up $1.2 million from last year's assessment, while the value of personal property is $12.7 million, down $200,000 from last year's assessment.
"What we're looking for is equalization for our tax assessments," Lamkin said. "We want to make sure property on one side of town is assessed in the same way as property on the other side."
District 5 Supervisor Floyd McKee said the property rolls are ready for public inspection at the Clay County Courthouse. He said anyone who objects to the value of their property must file in writing with the Clay County Chancery Clerk by Aug. 4, otherwise the board will accept and approve the roll as presented.
Clay County Comptroller LaFrance Boyd said the affidavit for the property rolls will be in Sunday's Daily Times Leader.
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