Assessor's Office - Frequently Asked Questions

Assessor's Office
Frequently Asked Questions
Protesting Property Values

How can I protest my property value?
You have the legal right to protest your property value if you believe it is incorrect. When you receive a Notice of Valuation, there will be instructions along with it explaining how you may submit a protest either in writing, in person, or over the Internet. The deadline to file for the current year by any method is November 15 annually (or by the next business day if November 15 falls on a holiday or weekend). When protesting, be sure to explain why you think your value is incorrect; please submit any information (such as sales of homes similar to yours or information concerning condition problems with your home,etc), which will assist the Assessor in making a review of your value. Include your schedule number (which is shown on your Notice of Valuation) and a daytime phone number.

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What if I disagree with the Board's decision regarding my protest?
If you disagree with the Board's decision regarding your protest you may appeal to the State Board of Assessment Appeals, to District Court, or to binding arbitration (the choice is yours). Instructions on how to do so are included in the Board's determination regarding your protest.

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Can I protest a prior year's value?
You can protest up to two prior year values (for example, anytime during 2013 you could appeal your 2012 and 2011 values), IF you did not already protest those values during the year(s) in question. This can be done by submitting a Board of County Commissioners' Petition for Abatement or Refund of Taxes (available in the "Forms" section of this Assessor's Office website)

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