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Helpful Hints for Filing an Appeal to an Assessment

Understanding your Assessed Value

The Assessor is required by state law to place current market value on all taxable property each year. This value is determined by an appraisal process, which includes analyzing construction costs, reviewing recent sales data, and may require a personal visit to the property. The sales information is gathered from the Multiple Listing Service, property owners, realtors, builders, developers and independent appraisers.

Discussing your Assessed Value with the Deputy Assessor (Appraiser)

If you feel that your assessed value is higher than what your property would probably sell for on the open market, then we encourage you to submit market information to support your position. The appraiser assigned to assess your property will consider any evidence you wish to submit. Typical market information comes in the form of copies of independent appraisals done for sales or refinance, repair estimates or any other pertinent data. Many property owners submit additional market information during the appeal process, and values may be adjusted to reflect the new evidence.

Board of Equalization (Filing the Appeal)

If you are not satisfied with the final assessment of value, it is your right as a property owner to file an appeal with the Nez Perce County Board Of Equalization. The appeal will only address the market value of your property. An appeal to the Board is not a forum to protest property taxes.

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Office Location
1230 Main Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501


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: 208-799-3010
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