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2013 property tax bill

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Anyone else get their new tax bills? Saw some today, though the gov't website still doesn't show the changes. Some of the assessment valuation changes are a little strange.

Posted : September 5, 2014 11:24 pm
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got ours today.

Posted : September 5, 2014 11:55 pm
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@EZ - What is the payment date? When they use to mail them in July they were due by Sept 30. So, is it now due end of November?


Rocky Dock

Posted : September 6, 2014 7:11 am
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Got ours today! Both up, one substantially.

Due December 6, 2014. If payment received by October 6, 2014, discounted 5%..

Anyone know how they came up with these assessments? It certainly isn't any percentage that they used and they did not come and view the properties.

Posted : September 6, 2014 9:44 am
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If you do not understand or agree with the assessment, you can request information from the property tax dept. and that they will come to reassess your property.

I requested it for 2 properties and they corrected the mistakes made and lowered the taxes on both. Waiting to see what this years bills look like.

Anyone seeing any drastic changes in their bills?
Same as last year or higher?

What about STJ? I know they completely went off the charts with the assessments over there when they were done a few yrs. back now but had not instituted the changes to higher rates.

Posted : September 6, 2014 12:25 pm
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My assessment didn't change much, but the tax break I received for being a Vet. was 500. I think it went up. I thought it was supposed to be 300. Not that I am complaining. They have made mistakes in years past but after a couple visits and some patience it has always been corrected.

Posted : September 6, 2014 11:58 pm
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I just don't understand or can't make sense of their valuations. There is no consistency, and no pattern that I can figure out to explain the ups and downs and variations, at least in our neighborhood.
Example...3 half acre lots, all undeveloped, next to each other. Valued at 23000, 32000 and 66600. Across the street 2 group bills, one of 3 undeveloped lots on one bill, total assessment is 72000,used to be 125000+ next one is 5 lots, assessment is 88000, used to be 150000+. And these are all new amounts, The one assessed at 66000+ is certainly going to object.

We see the same sort of lack of logic with the houses in the neighborhood....and none have been revisited unless just a street viewing by the assessor's office. Seems like there should be some standards/guidelines, but then again this is the VI. The old numbers used to be all over the place too, but that could be related to sales and such, and some to the previous re-assessor company activity.

Posted : September 7, 2014 1:07 am
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