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Mailing of Classification and Appraisal Notices

Posted Date: 
August 13, 2015
Cynthia Monteau Moore, Administrator, Property Assessment Division, Montana Department of Revenue

Memorandum to: County Commissioners, County Clerk and Recorders, County Treasurers

Download 2015 Classification & Appraisal Notice Dates Document

The Montana Department of Revenue has completed our 2015 classification and appraisal notice mailing to property owners across the state.

Urgent: DOR Meeting to Discuss SB 56

Posted Date: 
May 13, 2014
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

Important Notice to Montana County Commissioners and Treasurers

There will be a meeting held June 17 in Helena to discuss the policy and technical aspects regarding DOR wanting counties to assume the responsibility of entering "fee-based specials."

Bresnan Tax Protest Case

Posted Date: 
July 11, 2012

The Montana Department of Revenue announced today that it has decided to appeal to the Montana Supreme Court a recent District Court decision involving Bresnan Communications' 2010 property tax assessment.

Realty Transfer Certificates Update

Posted Date: 
June 14, 2012
Cynthia C. Monteau Moore, Administrator, Property Assessment Division, MT Department of Revenue

The Department of Revenue has updated the Realty Transfer Certificate (RTC) pursuant to 2011 legislative action.  The 2011 law requires that the sale price be disclosed on foreclosure-related transactions, so we have expanded sections four and five of the form to better track distressed sales.

Inflation Factor for Mill Levy Calculation for FY 2013

Posted Date: 
April 11, 2012
Todd R. Reveley, Economist, Montana Department of Revenue

Mill Levy Computation Form

The inflation factor for FY 2013 is 1.20%.  Per 15-10-420, MCA, “a governmental entity that is authorized to impose mills may impose a mill levy sufficient to generate the amount of property taxes actually assessed in the prior year plus one-half of the average rate of inflation for the prior 3 years.”