Understanding your Assessment Notice and Assessed Value
Notices for the Primary Assessment Roll are sent out no later than the first Monday of June each year. Assessments of property not on the Primary roll are sent out on the Subsequent Roll no later than the fourth Monday in November. Assessments not made on the Primary or Subsequent Rolls are sent out no later than the first Monday in January of the following year.
The Assessor is required by state law to place a current market value on all taxable property each year. This value is determined by an appraisal process, which includes analyzing construction costs, reviewing recent sales data, and may require a personal visit to the property. The sales information is gathered from the Multiple Listing Service, property owners, realtors, builders, developers, and independent appraisers.
Discussing your Assessed Value with an Appraiser
If you feel that your assessed value is higher than what your property would probably sell for on the open market, then we encourage you to submit market information to support your position. The appraiser assigned to assess your property will consider any evidence you wish to submit. Typical market information comes in the form of a realtor’s comparative market analysis, copies of independent appraisals done for sales or refinance, repair estimates or any other pertinent data. Many property owners submit additional market information during the appeal process, and values may be adjusted to reflect the new evidence.
Board of Equalization (Filing an Appeal)
If you are not satisfied with the final assessment of value, it is your right as a property owner to file an appeal with the Bingham County Board Of Equalization. The appeal will only address the market value of your property. An appeal to the Board is not a forum to protest property taxes.
Appeal forms and instructions are available below or at the Bingham County Assessor’s Office or Commissioner's Office at 501 N Maple, Blackfoot, ID 83221.
Completed forms must be filed with the Bingham County Commissioner’s Office on or before the 4th Monday of June at 5:00 p.m. The Commissioner’s office will schedule a date and time for your hearing.
If you have any questions you can call the Bingham County Assessor's office at 208-782-3017.