Sussex County provides information on property reassessment

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In November 2020, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster ordered all three counties in Delaware to reassess property by 2024 as part of a lawsuit settlement. In May, Laster ruled that the outdated assessments in the three counties violate a constitutional requirement that properties be taxed uniformly. New Castle County last assessed property in 1983, Kent in 1987 and Sussex in …

Sussex County agrees to reassess property to settle lawsuit

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Following New Castle and Kent Counties, Sussex County agreed on April 13 to reassess the value of all real property, the first assessment that has been done in the county since 1974. The decision was in response to a Chancery Court decision that all three Delaware counties violated the law by assessing property far below the market value. The lawsuit …