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April 20, 2014

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Property owners filing fewer appeals over assessments, county reports

The number of appeals of property tax assessments dropped significantly for the second year in a row, the Clark County Assessor’s Office said Wednesday.

The assessor’s office is required by law to mail cards each December to the county’s 728,000 property owners notifying of them of the value placed on their property. Property owners are able to appeal those valuations to the county’s Board of Equalization, but have been doing so in fewer numbers in recent years.

This year, appeals dropped 25 percent to about 5,600 cases, a number that will be finalized at the end of the month. Appeals peaked in 2011 at 10,658 cases.

Appeals will be heard through Feb. 28 by the county's five-member Board of Equalization. If the property owner disagrees with the board’s ruling, they can appeal it to the state Board of Equalization and ultimately the 8th Judicial District Court.

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