Some Ocean View Property Owners See Tax Bill Up 100%

Jul 12, 2018

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Some Ocean View residents got hit with a hike in their property taxes of as much as a hundred percent.

Earlier in the year the Town Council had voted to increase them by 50 percent.

But the Salisbury Daily Times reports that some saw their bills go up further because of the decision to switch from town to county assessed valuations in an effort to save the town $250-thousand over the next five years.

During a meeting on Tuesday council members got hit with questions about their decision and asked about whether the town should reimburse them due to the unexpected increase in their property taxes.

The paper reports that the council is now looking at the legal and financial implications of reverting back to the old taxation system.

In addition, they say they might look for another alternative.