What if you disagree with the assessed value?

On or about February 28 of each year, all property owners are mailed an Assessment Notice which indicates the proposed assessed value of the property, whether real or personal. Within thirty (30) days from the date the assessment notice was mailed the person whose name appears on the assessment roll, or their authorized representative, may contest the proposed assessed value.

The first, and most important, step in the appeal process is to visit the assessing department, or call, and ask to review your assessment file with an appraiser. Together you can review the file to ensure the information the assessing department has for your property is correct.

Items to check for accuracy include:
  • square footage of the home or garage,
  • age of the improvements,
  • condition of the improvements,
  • number of improvements, and
  • condition of the land.
If you find that some inaccuracies exist, request that the appraiser conduct a field inspection, correct any mistakes, and recalculate your assessed value.

If the information on file for your property appears correct, ask the appraiser to show you how the assessed value was calculated and to give you some market sales information that support that value.

If you are unable to reach an agreement with the assessing staff that is satisfactory to you, the next step is to appeal to the Board of Equalization.

Please click here for more information on appealing to the Board of Equalization.