What if I can’t afford to pay my taxes?

If you cannot afford to pay your taxes, you may apply to your county commissioners for a tax cancellation due to an undue hardship. The commissioners may, at their discretion, grant such cancellation for a specified time period.  Taxes may also be cancelled if you have an event causing casualty loss to all or a portion of the property when the event occurs after the fourth Monday in June, or if the amount of loss cannot be determined until after the fourth Monday in June.

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1. How is property assessed?
2. What is market value?
3. How often are property values adjusted?
4. How can my property be assessed on improvements when I haven’t made any?
5. What makes property real or personal?
6. How do I know what value the assessor has estimated for my property?
7. How is my property tax determined?
8. What if I disagree with the value the assessor estimated for my property?
9. When will I get my property tax bill?
10. How can my taxes go up if my property’s taxable value does not increase?
11. Are there limits on property tax increases?
12. Why do I pay higher taxes than my neighbor?
13. Is any tax relief available to homeowners?
14. What is an occupancy tax?
15. What if I can’t afford to pay my taxes?
16. When must property taxes be paid?
17. What happens if my taxes aren’t paid on time?
18. How can I get more information about my property taxes?