Baxter County Assessor’s Office
6 East 7th Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653
The Baxter County Assessor’s office would like to welcome you to our beautiful County with two lakes and three rivers! Our office is one of the first offices you will need to check in with when you relocate to our County. Our friendly staff will welcome you and give you all the information to get started.
If you are new to Arkansas, state law requires vehicles and other personal property items to be licensed. They must first be assessed in our office 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 produce income. All privately owned vehicles are assessed as individual personal property, and many require licensing for use on public highways. All personal property should be reported to the County Assessor every year between January 1 and May 31 to avoid a late assessment penalty of 10%.
If you own a business in Arkansas, you must also assess all Commercial/Business Personal property.
Commercial Property Defined: Commercial, personal property is items used to produce income. This may be through the sale of items, the provision of a service, or the production of items to be sold. Everything from a hot dog cart to a nuclear power plant, along with all their components, constitutes commercial/business personal property.
Other things to know:
If you own personal or commercial real estate: The Assessor automatically assesses real property annually to the owner of record based upon the current property records. The property owner does not need to take any action if there are no changes to the property. The property owner should notify the Assessor if there are any changes, such as the construction of new buildings, additions to existing structures, or a change in use of the property (for example: going from owner-occupied residence to rental property). If you purchase or sell a boat dock, you should be sure to bring a bill of sale to the Assessor's office so ownership can be transferred. When renewing boat dock permits, the Corps of Engineers requires a copy of your Property Card from the Assessor's office, listing your boat dock in your name before renewing. The Assessor's office should also be notified if you purchase or sell a mobile home by bill of sale.
During a reappraisal cycle consisting of four years, any previously undiscovered property is discovered and assessed by the Assessor. The assessor makes changes of ownership in real property according to properly recorded deeds or other real property transfer documents.
Links and other information:
Website: www.baxtercountyassessor.com, Our website, is a wealth of information. You may even assess your personal and business property through the website after you have assessed the first time in the office. You may also assess by phone or email. We are here to make things convenient for you!
Phone: 870-425-3453 Fax: 870-425-2527 Email: email@example.com
Our governing agent: Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department, is located in Little Rock, AR.
Their website is https://www.arkansasassessment.com.