SWEEtWATER COUNTY, WYOMING (April 13, 2020) — Within the next few days, county residents will be receiving their 2020 Notice of Value according to Dave Divis, Sweetwater County Assessor. Individuals who have signed up for the e-notice program should see their electronic assessments very shortly. Residents are asked to take the time to look over the notices, as they will be the basis for the 2020 property taxes being mailed in September.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the closure of the courthouse to the general public, homeowners are being encouraged to direct any and all questions to the phone numbers listed below. In the event the Assessor’s Office employees are mandated to remain home, send all questions to their email address:
Citizens are asked to be patient if arrangements to work from home if necessary as it is not as efficient as being in the office. The Assessor’s OFfice will return your email as fast as possible and do their best to answer all of your questions.
Homes are valued by calculating the replacement cost new, subtracting depreciation, and then trending for sales. The Wyoming Department of Revenue provides the cost data to all 23 Assessors in the state and there was a slight increase in the cost tables this year. The sales information collected during calendar year 2019 is used to value property for tax year 2020. In 2019 there were 561 valid residential sales in Sweetwater County with an average sale price of $252,915. Commercial properties will see a small increase in value due to overall sales for the last few years.
Review the information on the Notice of Value. If you are in disagreement with the value of your property, you have 30 days from the “Date Mailed” to discuss the value with the Assessor.
If you have been receiving the Veteran’s Exemption and there is not an amount in the lower right-hand corner of the Notice of Value please contact the Assessor’s Office by May 25, 2020 to receive the exemption for the 2020 tax year. The taxes you see on the Notice of Value do not reflect the Veteran’s Exemption.
After looking over your assessment schedule, if you have any questions or concerns about the valuation of your property, please call the Assessor’s Office.
Phone numbers are – Green River 872-3700 – Rock Springs 922-5200