Sussex County residents will be the next to receive letters of property reassessment after Kent County sent letters out in late 2023.

Sussex residents to get property reassessment values in fall

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The homeowners of Sussex County can expect to receive the long-awaited letters of property reassessment this fall. “Kent County is actually a year ahead of us, so ours is not going to be complete until this time next year,” said Chris Keeler, director of assessment for Sussex County, “So it’ll be spring of 2025 before the project is completed, and …

Kent County is the first to have its property reassessments completed. (Photo from The Law Firm of Bingaman Hess)

Kent County residents first to see new property values 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Kim Patterson Luton of Dover got a Christmas present nobody would want: A letter detailing the new reassessment of her family’s property. The letter, which arrived in mid-December, concerned property built in 2005 and long assessed at $59,300. Under the new evaluation, her home is assessed at an eye-popping $419,300.   “My husband and I are seniors and living on fixed …


Bill to stop school boards hiking property tax is tabled

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A bill that would ban a local school tax increase after the statewide property reassessment is completed was tabled Wednesday in the House Educaiton Committee after a lengthy discussion. House Bill 42, sponsored by Rep. Mike Smith, R-Pike Creek, would remove the up-to-10% increase in school property taxes that current law would allow schools boards to levy. Rep. Rich Collins, …