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County Assessors operate on a timetable established by law known as the assessment calendar. Some of the important dates are:
The assessment date. Properties within the county are valued on the basis of their status as of this date. Buildings that are partially completed will be valued on their percentage of completion as of this date.
January 1 or as soon as possible thereafter
Tax bills are sent out. No later than January 10, the Assessor delivers the tax warrant to the Treasurer.
Taxpayers who own taxable personal property (business equipment) worth more than $2,500, must file a personal property declaration by this date.
The assessor mails a ‘Notice of Valuation’ annually to real property owners along with an appeal form. The assessor also gives public notice to all taxpayers concerning their right to appeal the value placed on their property.
May 1 – June 1
Real Property Appeal Period – If you disagree with your property value, you have the right to file an appeal at this time. These hearings are concluded by June 1. The Assessor must send the taxpayer a decision by the last working day in August.
The Assessor mails a Notice of Valuation with an appeal form to owners of taxable personal property (business equipment).
June 15 – July 6
Personal Property Appeal Period – If you disagree with your taxable personal property value, you have the right to file an appeal at this time. (postmarked by June 30 if mailed.) These hearings are concluded by July 6th. The Assessor must send the taxpayer a decision by July 10th.
Senior Property Tax Exemption forms must be filed with the Assessor’s Office on or before this date if the exemption is to be applied to this years taxes.
If not satisfied with the Assessor’s decision on either real or business personal property, file an appeal by September 15, with the County Board of Equalization, which begins hearings on July 1.
The Assessor certifies the current total assessed valuation to each taxing entity in the county.