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Coming soon to a mailbox near you: Property appraisal notices from the Montana Department of Revenue

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Montana property owners have 30 days after receiving an appraisal notice to contest the new taxable value of their property.

Daily Montanan Staff

The Montana Department of Revenue is mailing property classification and appraisal notices to all owners of residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural land properties.

These notices are not tax bills.

They include the department’s determination of market or productivity value and the taxable value for your property that will be used by your county treasurer to determine the property taxes owed for tax year 2023 and 2024.

“It’s important that Montana property owners review this information,” said Brendan Beatty, director of the Montana Department of Revenue. “If property owners wait until property tax bills are sent in November, it will be too late for the department to correct property characteristics and make adjustments that may impact the value of the property for Tax Year 2023. So please review the notice as soon as possible, and contact us if you have questions.”

If property owners disagree with the department’s determination of value for their property, they may submit a “Request for Informal Classification and Appraisal Review” (called Form AB-26) within 30 days of the date on their notice. Owners can electronically submit the form, download it, and find more information on the informal review process at

In July, public meetings in cities and towns across the state will be held to help taxpayers understand the property valuation process and how the department determined the new values on their appraisal notices. Go to for the dates, times, and venues of the public meetings being held.

The public can find contact information for local Department of Revenue field offices by visiting or by calling (406) 444-6900, or Montana Relay at 711 for hearing impaired.

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