The Appraisal Department focuses on the value of real estate and all improvements. Yearly reviews are done all over the County to discover new construction, alterations and demolitions. Benton County has a five year reappraisal cycle.
The Real Estate Department is responsible for maintaining the real property parcel records for the county. These records include but are not limited to: current ownership, legal description, property location & mailing addresses, deed transfers, land & building data, current valuation, assessment history, and homestead status.
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Property owners can appeal their current assessment (value) each year through a formal hearing process with the Board of Equalization (BOE). The BOE considers and addresses only the current market value of the property, and NOT the amount of taxes that are due on the property. The BOE consider or discuss property taxes.
Notices detailing any value change to the property will be mailed out to the property owner no later than the 10th working day in July. Formal hearings begin on August 1st of each year, and the board may hear appeals during the regular session which adjourns on October 1st.
Property owners are encouraged to meet informally with one of the county appraisers before scheduling an appointment for a formal hearing with the BOE. Appointments for a formal hearing can be made by calling
Please note: the burden of proof is on the taxpayer, and property owners are encouraged to bring in documentation that will support their position that the current value as determined by the appraisal department is erroneous.