Property Appraisal

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Important update regarding Board of Equalization (BOE) hearings, Personal Property Assessment Returns, and Real Property taxes

On April 14, 2020, the Assembly passed two ordinances and one resolution that applies to Property Appraisal and Treasury.  These three changes are all a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The first ordinance passed, AO 2020-42, allows the BOE hearings to be conducted telephonically during a period of emergency declared by the mayor.  It is likely that all BOEs will be conducted telephonically for 2020. 

The second ordinance passed, AO 2020-43, extends the Business Property Assessment Returns one month.  For tax year 2020 only, assessment returns shall be filed or postmarked on or before May 20, 2020.   

Finally, resolution AR 2020-107 defers real property tax delinquency for tax year 2020 only.  Payment for the first half of annual real property taxes is due July 15, 2020, and will become delinquent on July 16, 2020. Payment for the second half of annual real property taxes is due September 15, 2020 and will become delinquent on September 16, 2020.  You can refer to Treasury's web page for more information regarding real property delinquency.  

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Closure of City Hall Public Counter for Assessor and Treasurer

To help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community, the Municipality of Anchorage is temporarily closing its main customer counter area at City Hall until further notice.  Please check the City's website for future updates at www.muni.org regarding various impacts associated with the COVID-19 virus.  This office closure notice affects in-person, normal business operations tied to the Property Appraisal Division (aka Assessor's Office) and the Treasury Division.  Both these Finance Department Divisions will be going virtual starting at 8:00am Wednesday, March 18th until further notice.

You can still reach either Division via phone, mail, online or e-mail as follows:

Assessor's Office

To access virtual services, you can email the Assessor's Office at wwfipa@muni.org, call 907-343-6770, or visit www.muni.org/pa      

If you have a complex appraisal related issue that requires a meeting with our staff, please call or email to set up an appointment.

Treasurer's Office

To access virtual services, you can email the Treasurer's Office at wwfit@muni.org call 907-343-6966 or 907-343-6969, or visit www.muni.org/treasury        

Thank you in advance for helping the Municipality support our community during this coronavirus COVID–19 outbreak.

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The Property Appraisal Division, headed by the Municipal Assessor, is charged with locating, identifying and valuing all taxable real property and personal property within the Municipality in order to provide a fair and equitable basis for taxation.  We are required by State law to make an independent estimate of value each year and to visit each property at least once every six years. 

2020 Real Property assessment notices (green cards) will be mailed January 13, 2020.  The opportunity to discuss, correct errors or appeal your real property assessment runs for 30 days from the mailing date.

Property values and descriptions are available on this website by clicking on the "Search Properties"  link to the right. Property owners are required by State law to notify the Property Appraisal Division of errors or omissions in their property assessment.

The Property Appraisal Division maintains a description of approximately 100,000 parcels of real property and 10,000 personal property accounts totaling $35.1 billion taxable in 2020. We process and track property exemptions, valuation appeals and maintain records showing the ownership and tax districts for the entire Municipality of Anchorage.  This website contains information regarding property valuation, ownership and property description.

Public information regarding assessed values and other assessment data is available to "walk-in" customers at our front counter on the third floor of City Hall, 632 W. 6th Ave., and through this website.