The Assessor is required to send a Notice of Valuation to property owners by May 1 of each reappraisal year (odd numbered years) for real property. During intervening (even numbered years), only those real properties with a change in characteristics from the previous year receive a Notice of Valuation.
The notice describes the property you own, gives the actual value for both the prior and current year, and provides an opportunity for you to present your objection to the assessor. When you receive a Notice of Valuation, study it carefully! The value shown on the notice will affect the amount of taxes you will pay the following January. The deadlines for appeal are statutory and enforced.
If you feel the value the Assessor has placed on your property is incorrect, you may wish to file a protest. This is not a complaint about higher taxes. It is an attempt to demonstrate that your property’s estimated market value is inaccurate. You have the right to appeal your property value or its classification each year. Procedures for appealing your assessment are provided on this website, including deadlines for filing your appeal.