CASPER, Wyo. — Casper City Clerk Fleur Tremel says in a memo to the city council that “many Casper citizens have voiced their concerns” regarding changes to their property value assessments.
Property values are determined by the Natrona County Assessor’s Office. Natrona County Assessor Matt Keating will discuss the process by which property values are determined with the city council during their Tuesday, June 23 work session.
While it is the county who determine property values, Tremel says the city has received complaints from citizens regarding changes to their property values, particularly in regard to land valuations.
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“Numerous individuals have complained to the city and have disputed the property values through the county’s appeal process,” the memo says. “The results of the appeals have not been released yet.”
Wyoming law requires that all property be listed, valued and assessed on an annual basis. Assessment notices must be mailed to taxpayers “on or before the fourth Monday in April, or as soon thereafter as practicable,” according to the Natrona County Assessor’s Office.
“Wyoming Statute 39-13-109(b)(i) requires persons wishing to contest their assessment to file (not later than 30 days after the mail date or postmark) a statement with the Assessor outlining their reason for disagreement with the assessment,” the Natrona County Assessor’s Office adds.
City council work sessions are not open for public comment but the public can listen to the work sessions. Those are streamed on the City of Casper’s Youtube channel.