The Bel Air Town Commissioners are expected to initiate plans tomorrow to limit tax assessment increases on residential properties to 10 percent a year.
At their regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., the commissioners are expected to schedule a public hearing on the plan for Monday, Dec. 17, Town Administrator William N. McFaul said.
The commissioners are expected to approve the assessment cap by the end of the year.
"(The cap) establishes a limit to the assessment of your property," McFaul said. "It's to protect the property owner."
McFaul gave the example of a house with a $100 assessment this year. The cap would mean that the town could not increase the house's assessment to more than $110 next year, he said.