For tax years 2017 and 2018, the county assessor is required by law to appraise all real property at a June 30, 2016, level of value. Notices of valuation reflecting the 2017 values will be sent to owners of real property by May 1. The information used by the assessor to value your property is available for your review.
From May 2 through June 1, owners of real property may protest the value or the classification established by the assessor. This protest period provides an opportunity for taxpayers to inform the assessor of errors in classification, property description or other discrepancies that may result in a reduction in value or a change in classification.
Protests to the assessor must be postmarked or presented in person on or before June 1. The assessor must make a decision concerning your protest and mail you a written notice of determination on or before the last working day in June. If you are satisfied with the assessor's determination, the tax bill you receive next January will be based on the value and classification reflected on the notice of determination.
If you disagree with the assessor's decision, you may file an appeal with the county board of equalization. An appeal to the county board of equalization must be postmarked or hand-delivered no later than July 17. The county board will notify you by mail of the hearing date, time and place where you may present evidence to substantiate your case. If you are satisfied with the county board's decision, the tax bill you receive next January will be based on the valuation and classification reflected in the county board's decision.
If you disagree with the action of the county board, additional appeals may be filed. Contact the county assessor at 874-2120 for additional information regarding the protest and appeal process.