The Department of Revenue is mailing property classification and appraisal notices to all owners of residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural land properties.
2023 Assessment Notices will be mailed by June 30, 2023. The Department of Revenue is mailing property classification and appraisal notices to all owners of residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural land properties. The notices will include the Departments determination of market value and taxable value for your property and are sent by the Department of Revenue to inform the taxpayers of the new market value assessed by the State of Montana these notices are not a tax bill. The Department of Revenue provides an estimate of your levied taxes based on the 2022 mill levy. This estimate, provided by the Department of Revenue, could be significantly different than your tax bill as the local government is anticipating that the reappraisal conducted by the Department of Revenue, on average has increased the market values, therefore the local government does not anticipate levying the same number of mills for fiscal year 2024 (property tax year 2023).
What the notice will not include is the city services that are included on your tax bill and the 2023 mill levy. Property owners only have 30 days from the date on the notice to request an informal classification and appraisal review of the market value assessed by the Department of Revenue (Form AB26). The Butte-Silver Bow local government urges property owners to review their assessment notice and contact the Department of Revenue with any questions. The staff at the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow cannot answer questions related to your appraisal or give guidance on the AB26 form. The State of Montana, Department of Revenue, is statutorily required to complete the market appraisals every two years. The following link can explain this process. https://montana.servicenowservices.com/citizen/kb?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0013692.
The Public can find contact information for your local Department of Revenue field offices by visiting https://MTRevenue.gov/contact/ or by calling 406-444-6900, or Montana Relay at 711 for hearing impaired.
Butte-Silver Bow local government and the Montana Department of Revenue will be hosting 2 Town Hall meetings for property owners to attend. The first meeting for Butte-Silver Bow will be held July 10, 2023, 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the Butte-Silver Bow Archives located at 17 West Quartz Street, Butte, Montana 59701. The second Butte-Silver Bow meeting will be held on July 12, 2023, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Butte Justice Center located at 3619 Wynne Avenue, Butte, Montana 59701.