Property owners have four months to protest tax valuations | Politics

Starting Tuesday and continuing by way of June 30, home owners can file protests of their tax valuations.

In Scotts Bluff County, that implies submitting the protest type with the county. At that point, with the assessor’s help, assets homeowners could possibly iron out challenges with their valuations. However, residence proprietors who are not satisfied immediately after operating with the assessor can have their protests to the county board.

In 2020, the Scotts Bluff County Board of Commissioners heard about 500 protests. While home house owners have from June 1-30 to file protests, the county board will commence listening to protests on July 14. The volume of protests filed will determine how a lot of days commissioners will listen to protests. The board have to be finished with its function by July 23.

In a memo to house owners considering whether to file a protest, the county board notes that if a protest is filed, it is the residence owner’s duty to verify the mistake in valuation.

There are normally 3 things that may well be deemed:

— A licensed appraisal (The board may involve a third-occasion appraisal)

— Comparisons to identical attributes and,

— Proof of a new sale of the matter property, commonly within just 24 months.