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You may an appeal online or download an appeal form in PDF format from our website: SummitCounty.org. Please include all pertinent information and supporting documentation related to your appeal in the submission. Missing or incomplete supporting documentation may lead to a delay in processing your appeal or a denial of your petition.
The 2019 Property Tax Notices were sent to property owners between July 22 – July 24. The notices were sent to the owner/address currently on file with Summit County. If you did not receive a copy of your notice, please contact the County Auditor’s office after August 1st for a duplicate copy. Note: It is the responsibility of each property owner to ensure the mailing address Summit County has on file is correct.
Visit our website and either submit a “Primary Residency Signed Statement” via the online portal or download a PDF copy of the statement. Supply the requested information, provide a copy of your Utah Driver License if your appealing your own home or a copy of the long-term lease agreement (greater than 6 months) if appealing on behalf of a rental property. Submit the packet to the Summit County Assessor’s office for consideration. Note: You cannot appeal “Primary Residency” for previous years, only the current year. It is the annual responsibility of the property owner to ensure their property is classified correctly.
On our website you can either submit a “Board of Equalization Appeal Form” via the online portal or download a PDF copy, complete it and send to the Summit County Board of Equalization. The address is on the appeal form. Please include a copy of your “Notice of Property Valuation and Tax Changes” along with any evidence (appraisal, comparable sales or MLS data) which corroborates your valuation.
Depending on the availability and work load of the BOE Appeal Officers, a decision could take several weeks. The Owner of Record will receive a “Notice of Decision” once a determination has been reached.
No. As stated on the appeal application, all “Notices of Decision” will be mailed to the Owner of Record when the decision is rendered.
While your appeal is being considered, it is your responsibility to pay the taxes originally assessed to your property. Paying by the November 30th deadline avoids any penalties or interest. If the appeal is granted in your favor, the County Treasurer will issue a refund to the person or entity which paid the property taxes.
Unfortunately you may not file an appeal after the window has closed. As stated on the “Notice of Property Valuation and Tax Changes,” there is a firm 45 day window in which to file an appeal.
In the case of a fax, provide a copy of the timestamp of when you faxed your appeal to Summit County. If you sent it via email, supply information showing the date the email was sent, to whom, and an indication that the email was processed successfully and did not “bounce back.” This information will then be reviewed as part of the appeal process.