Attention Carbon County Residents: Important Property Tax Adjustment Information After the Recent Flood


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By Carbon County Assessor Gillan Bishop

If your property has been affected by the recent flood, you may be eligible for a property tax adjustment under Utah law. According to Section 59-2-1004.5 of the Utah Code, property owners can apply for a reduction in their property’s taxable value if it has sustained significant damage due to a natural disaster, including floods.
What You Need to Know:
  • Eligibility: Your property must have suffered a decrease in taxable value of at least 30% due to the flood.
  • Exclusions: You cannot receive an adjustment if the damage was intentional or due to your own inaction.
  • How to Apply: File an application with your county board of equalization.
  • Deadline: Apply by the later of the standard deadline or 45 days after the flood occurred.
Application Process:
  1. Submit your application to the county board of equalization.
  2. A hearing will be held within 30 days of your application.
  3. You must prove that your property value decreased by at least 30% due to the flood.
  4. If approved, the taxable value of your property will be adjusted based on the remaining portion of the year after the flood.
Need Help? If you need assistance or more information on how to apply, please contact your local county board of equalization or the Assessor’s Office.
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