June 9, 2023

Summer Reassessment – Week 2 (updated)

(Updated 5/15/2023) Week of May 15th: With an update in the weather forecast and some good work on Monday the assessors have increased their plans for this week.  The properties they will try to get to include those accessed from Lone Tree Rd, S Buffalo Gap Rd, Beaver Creek & Beaver Valley Rds, Elm Creek Rd, W Oral Rd (North side from Fairview to Town of Oral). They will also have a team working in the WG Flat and Oral Loop Area.  See new map below.

Map of reassessment area for week of May 15th 2023 for Fall River County.

 

(Original Post) Week of May 15th: Assessors will be working around the rain this week. They have mostly finished the Town of Oral and will be continuing with properties accessed from West Oral Rd, Elm Creek Rd, South Buffalo Gap Rd (from Elm Creek Rd to Oral), Hidden Valley Rd, Fairview Rd, Irrigation Rd, Sage Rd, Ash Rd, Hay Canyon Rd (west 5 miles), Shady Rd (north 2 miles).

Map of reassessment area for the week of May 15th 2023 in Fall River County.

Why my property?  Fall River County implemented a 7-year rotation after the county-wide reassessment was completed.  This ensures that every property is physically visited by an assessor at least once every 7 years.  Your neighborhood is one of those scheduled to be visited this year.

What is reassessment?    Reassessment is when the assessor comes to your property to check for any changes, whether improvements or deterioration of buildings.  They will take new exterior photos and walk around the outside of your buildings.  If you are present they may ask you questions about the interior of the building, if you are not present they will leave a doorhanger with contact information so they can converse with you about the property later via phone or email.

When exactly will you be at my property?  We will be posting on our website which streets are being assessed each week, you can check there for updates.

Why don’t you make appointments? The short answer: it takes less time for our assessors to start at one end of the street and do each property than it does to jump from property to property based on appointments.  As we are paid by tax dollars, we consider it most important that we perform this job in a time efficient manner.   The door-to-door method has proven to be three times more efficient than making appointments.

Who is coming? Our assessors will have county identification badges and will be driving a county vehicle. If you are suspicious that someone is falsely claiming to be an assessor, please call our office at 605-745-5136 or Fall River County Dispatch at 605-745-5155.

See Summer Reassessment page for maps of Summer 2023 reassessment area.

 

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