Important Dates for Property Owners
The assessor operates on a timetable established by law known as the assessment calendar. Some important dates are:
January 1 - 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 practicable thereafter - tax bills are sent out.
April 15 - Taxpayers who own taxable personal property (business equipment) worth more than $7,000 must file a business personal property declaration by this date.
May 1 - The assessor mails a notice of valuation annually to real property owners. 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. The assessor must send the taxpayer a decision by the last working day in August.
June 14 -The assessor mails a notice of valuation with an appeal form to owners of taxable personal property (business equipment).
June 14 - July 1 - Personal property appeal period - If you disagree with your taxable business personal property value, you have the right to file an appeal at this time. The assessor must send the taxpayer a decision by July 10.
July 15 - 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 year's taxes.
July - If you are not satisfied with the assessor's decision you may file an appeal with the County Board of Equalization. These appeals must be submitted by September 15 for real or business personal property.
August 25 - The assessor certifies the current total assessed valuation to each taxing entity in the county.
December 22 -The County Commissioners levy taxes.