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Property Assessment Appeals Overview

Property valuations are subject to: (1) a local assessment change and/or; (2) a statewide valuation change as a result of an equalization order. Both changes are appealable.


Property owners must receive notice of any property assessment adjustment by April 15 from the county or city assessor. The assessor will send a notice after assessing the property. This notice should describe the new assessment value and your right to appeal the assessment to the board of review.

Board of Review

Assessment protests must be filed in writing with the signature of the landowner or their agent between April 16 and May 5 with the board of review. If the county was declared a disaster area between March 1 and May 20, then the window of time to file a protest shall include May 25- June 5. Appeals are limited to the present assessment year unless a clerical or mathematical error was made in the assessment. If the landowner desires an oral hearing, a request should be put in writing along with the protest.
The acceptable grounds under which to file a protest are limited to one or more of ...

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