Property Tax Appeals Quadruple in Montana

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – Montana officials say they are swamped with property appraisal appeals that could keep them busy for months.

Nearly 36,000 Montana property owners are requesting the Montana Revenue Department review their property appraisals.

That’s more than four times as many requests following the 2003 reappraisal of property values.

Requests around the state include nearly 11,000 in Flathead, Lake and Ravalli counties. Another 1,620 requests have been made in Missoula County.

An informal review consists of a department appraiser visiting the property and adjusting the value if warranted. People who remain unsatisfied can file a formal appeal with their county tax appeal board.

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