If you own property in Pender County that is affected by the future Hampstead Bypass (NC DOT Project #R-3300) you may have recently received notice from the Pender County Tax Office that a revaluation of your property is under way.
This revaluation is required under applicable North Carolina statutes, but the lawyers at HensonFuerst have a number of concerns about this process. As you are aware from previous posts on our land condemnation blog, HensonFuerst has filed, and is continuing to file, more than a dozen lawsuits against the North Carolina Department of Transportation regarding the inverse condemnation taking that occurred in 2011 when the state and county formally filed the Transportation Corridor Official Map (the Map Act) in Pender County.
If you have received one of these tax valuation notices, we strongly urge you to consult with a lawyer immediately.
This revaluation has a 30 day time limit for appeal, and we believe that important rights are involved in this process. If you have not yet talked with us about your specific property, we are happy to meet with you to give you our thoughts on the best way to respond to this recent development.