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Baxter County Assessor


Baxter County Assessor’sOffice

6 East 7th Street,Mountain Home, AR 72653

 

The Baxter County Assessor’s office would like to welcome you to ourbeautiful county with 2 lakes and 3 rivers! Our office is one of the firstoffices you will need to check-in with when you relocate to our County.  Our friendly staff will welcome you and giveyou all the information to get started. 

 

If you are new to Arkansas, state law requires vehicles and otherpersonal property items to be licensed. They must first be assessed in ouroffice before you can license them at our local Department of Revenue.

 

Personal Property Defined:  Individual Personal Property is just that –it belongs to and is used by individuals but is not used to produceincome.  All privately owned vehicles areassessed as individual personal property, and many require licensing for use onpublic highways. All personal property should be reported to the CountyAssessor every year between January 1 and May 31 to avoid a late assessmentpenalty of 10%.

 

If you own a business in Arkansas, you must also assess allCommercial/Business Personal property. 

 

Commercial Property Defined: Commercial personal property is items used to produce income.  This may be through the sale of items, theprovision of a service, or the production of items to be sold.  Everything from a hot dog cart to a nuclearpower plant, along with all their components, constitutes commercial/businesspersonal property.

 

Other things to know:

Ifyou own personal or commercial real estate: The Assessor automatically assesses real property annually to the ownerof record based upon the current property records.  The property owner does not need to take anyaction if there are no changes to the property. The property owner should notify the Assessor if there are any changessuch as construction of new buildings, additions to existing structures or achange in use of the property (for example: going from owner-occupied residenceto rental property).

 

During a reappraisal cycle, consisting of 5 years, any previouslyundiscovered property is discovered and assessed by the Assessor.  The assessor makes changes of ownership inreal property according to properly recorded deeds or other real propertytransfer documents.

 

Links and other information:

 

Website:  www.baxtercountyassessor.com  our website is a wealth of information. Youcan even assess your personal and business property through the website afteryou have assessed the first time in the office. You may also assess by phone oremail.  We are here to make thingsconvenient for you!

 

Phone: 870-425-3453     Fax:  870-425-2527            Email:  jayme.nicholson@baxtercounty.org

 

Our governing agent: Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department is locatedin Little Rock AR

Their website is:  https://www.arkansasassessment.com