Property Valuation notices are mailed out annually on July 22nd to property owners. The Valuation notice will be sent to the owner of record as of January 1st of the current year. If you do not receive your valuation notice please call the Uintah County Auditor's Office at (435) 781-5363. The Valuation notice shows an estimated tax based on the estimated tax rate. If you disagree with the market value the County Assessor has valued your property, the notice contains the information for the tax payer to call and make an appointment with the County Board of Equalization. An appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of your valuation notice to insure the preservation of your rights to appeal. Please submit your application and supporting documentation to the Uintah County Auditor's Office, Attn: Zeke Atwood. No appeal will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. September 15, 2017.
Evidence to support your estimated opinion of the property value must include at least one of the four following criteria.
- At least three comparable properties similar to your home that have sold within the year of 2016. This information is usually available through local real estate agents. OR
- Purchase of the property within the year of 2016. Submit a copy of the closing and/or settlement statement. Please note: "Short Sales", "Bank Owned", and/or "Foreclosure" sales are not indicative of a fair market sale. These sales must be supported by a valid appraisal report that banks require for such sales. OR
- An appraisal completed on the property with an effective appraisal date within the year of 2016. OR
- A written statement of what you consider a factual error on the property. You may review your property information in the Assessor's Office during regular business hours. This information is not available by phone.
At the Board of Equalization hearing, which is held during the month of September, you will meet in an informal one-on-one setting with a hearing officer. This person has been contracted by the county to impartially judge the value of your property.
Once the information has been reviewed by a hearing officer, it will be presented to the County Board of Equalization/our County Commissioners. They will review all the information and make the final decision.
You will then be sent a letter indicating the adjusted value or a letter of denial. If you disagree with the Board of Equalization decision you can appeal to the State of Utah. You have 30 days from the date on your County decision letter to request state appeal forms from the Equalization office. At your request we will process those and send them to the state.
The County Board of Equalization can only decide if a property is correctly or incorrectly valued. If you feel that your property would sell for the amount stated by the assessor, but you feel that your taxes are too high, you should discuss your concerns with your legislators and with your taxing entities. (Cities, School Districts, Water Districts, etc.)
Please submit your application and supporting documentation to the Uintah County Auditor's Office, Attn: Zeke Atwood. No appeal will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. September 15, 2017.
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