The Benton County Assessor’s Office announced that it will be conducting physical reappraisals of properties throughout the county in September and early October.
“This reappraisal initiative covers a wide range of properties, including residential, farm, forest, commercial, industrial and multi-family properties,” the county said through a press release. “Our goal is to keep our property records up to date and accurate and your cooperation is essential in achieving this objective.”
The county said the reappraisals are needed to provide the most precise property values, adding that there will be a particular focus on properties where its records lack sketches and photos.
Appraisers will be wearing Benton County vests and carrying official identification cards and approach a resident’s door upon arrival. During the site visit, the appraiser will update dwelling information currently on record, verify measurements of all structures and take photographs of the property, the county said.
“Reappraisals have been an ongoing practice at the Assessor’s Office for several years,” the county said. “Our aim is to keep residents informed about potential site visits and ensure the accuracy of our records.”
Following the reappraisal cycle, the county said its appraisers will also be responsible for fielding and verifying property sales that occurred in the 2023 calendar year.
The county said the Assessor’s Office is legally obligated to value all properties at 100% real market value as of Jan. 1 each year.
For those with questions or concerns related to the reappraisal process, call the Benton County Assessor’s Office at 541-766-6855.