October 5, 2022

Courthouse Closed – Native American Day

The Fall River County Courthouse will be closed Monday, October 10th, in observance of Native American Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, October 11th.

Property Taxes

     It is that time of year again – Property Taxes are due by October 31, 2022. We offer several ways to pay either by phone, mail, drop box or in person. A few reminders, if you do not want to stand in line at the office we do offer a drop box in the parking lot next to the Sheriff’s Office & one right next to our office window inside the Courthouse (both are secure and checked a few times daily). If paying by phone there is an additional credit/debit card fee. If mailing a payment it must be postmarked Oct 31st or before to avoid any late fees.

Summer Reassessment – Week 5

Week of August 1st: Assessors will be finishing up their work along Fall River Rd from the Eagle Rock intersection to the Scenic Road intersection.  Buena Vista Road, Hill Side Road, Buffalo Grass Road, Garden Drive, and the north section of Brook Drive should be finished this week.

Map of reassessment area for the week of August 1st 2022.

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.

What about the COVID-19 pandemic?  The assessor’s work does not require personal contact. They will remain outside and observe proper distancing. Employees will not enter a home unless invited by the owner and can wear face masks while inside upon request.

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 2022 reassessment area.

Summer Reassessment – Week 4

Week of July 25th: Assessors will be working on the eastern half of Fall River Rd including the roads: Hill Side, Buffalo Grass, Brook, Garden, Buena Vista, and Scenic.

Map of reassessment area for week of July 25th, 2022.

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.

What about the COVID-19 pandemic?  The assessor’s work does not require personal contact. They will remain outside and observe proper distancing. Employees will not enter a home unless invited by the owner and can wear face masks while inside upon request.

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 2022 reassessment area.

Summer Reassessment – Week 3

Week of July 18th: Assessing team 1 will be continuing with properties in the Eagle Valley Subdivision. Assessing team 2 will be working on other properties along Fall River Rd and adjacent roads, they may also get to Valley View at the end of the week.

Map of reassessment area for week of July 18th 2022.

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.

What about the COVID-19 pandemic?  The assessor’s work does not require personal contact. They will remain outside and observe proper distancing. Employees will not enter a home unless invited by the owner and can wear face masks while inside upon request.

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 2022 reassessment area.

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