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Tax valuations increase on ag and commercial land


May 9, 2019

Property owners may have experienced a moment of surprise when opening their valuation statements this year. County Assessor Theresa Curren says increases have occurred for two distinct reasons and urges anyone unsure about their valuation to visit her before the May 13 deadline.

The first of the two causes relates to agricultural land, she says, and is a result of legislation that passed in 2018. Senate File 148 essentially proscribed that, for each habitable structure on ag property, one acre must be assessed as residential land.

“That went through the legislature in 2018, then the Wyom...

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