When the Board of Tax Assessors changes the value of property from the value in place for the preceding year or
from the value that was returned by the taxpayer for the current year, a notice of change must be sent to the
property owner. Upon receipt of this notice, the property owner desiring to appeal the change in value must do so
within 45 days of the date of the notice. The appeal is filed with the Board of Tax Assessors, which reviews the
appeal filed and informs the taxpayer of its decision. If the Board of Tax Assessors makes no changes, the appeal
is automatically forwarded to the County Board of Equalization. A hearing is scheduled, conducted and the Board
of Equalization renders its decision. If the taxpayer is still dissatisfied with the decision, an appeal to Superior
Court may be made.
In lieu of an administrative appeal with the Board of Equalization, an arbitration method of appeal is also available
to the taxpayer. The Board of Tax Assessors can provide details regarding this procedure.
The assessment appeal may be made on the basis of taxability of the property, the value placed upon the property,
or the uniformity of that value when compared to other similar properties in the county. The appeal must be filed
within the applicable time period and cannot be filed after that time. Additionally, the appeal should not be based
on any complaint regarding the amount of taxes levied on the property.
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