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2/8/2018
Boro to send property tax assessments

By ZACHARY HALASCHAK
Daily News Staff Writer

Ketchikan property owners: be on the look out for your real property assessment notices.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assessment Department will be mailing the notices on Feb. 9, with the last day to submit any appeals being March 12.

According to a borough press release, Alaska statues and the borough’s own code of ordinances “require that properties be assessed at full and true value.”

“The Assessment Department has followed the local real estate market closely in order to determine local value levels,” the release reads. “State and borough regulations require that errors and omissions be reported to the Assessment Department's attention during a 30-day review period which begins from the date assessment notices are mailed.”

Any property owners who might have questions or concerns about their assessment should contact the Assessment Department within that 30-day period.

Senior citizens and disabled veterans who are seeking a property tax exemption, must submit their 2018 application before March 31 in order to qualify.

“If a senior citizen or disabled veteran has not received a 2018 application, contact the Borough Assessment Department so one can be provided,” the release adds.

To find out more, or to contact the Assessment Department, visit: borough.ketchikan.ak.us/132/Assessment