Dale McCurdy has served the Board of Assessors as Chief Appraiser since 1996. The responsibilities include the operation and function of the appraisal staff of eight, assessment valuations for all properties, maintaining ownership records and current mapping. The office oversees 28,075 real estate parcels, 3,500 personal property accounts and 3,400 mobile home records.
Dale has over 35 years of appraisal and assessment administration experience. While attending high school and college, Dale began his working experience for his grandfather, a long serving tax commissioner in Walker County; Dale later worked for the Assessors’ Office there as well. Originally, Dale came to Catoosa County in 1985 replacing the retiring Chief Appraiser. During this time he was instrumental in the conversion of the 1960’s hard card record and appraisal system to computerized records, appraisals and aerial image mapping. He also has worked in fee appraising and was Vice President for seven years with Norman and Associates, a mass appraisal and mapping firm.
Over the years, Dale has completed various courses from the Appraisal Institute, International Association of Assessing Officials and the Georgia Department of Revenue. He is a Certified General Appraiser with the Georgia Real Estate Appraiser Board and an Appraiser III with the Georgia Department of Revenue. As a member of the Georgia Association of Assessing Officials and the International Association of Assessing Officials, Dale and the office have been successful in maintaining statistical compliance with Georgia Law and Regulations for many years.