Americans have lost significant value on their homes. Property taxes are based on the value of those homes. Many counties will allow you to appeal your property taxes if the value of your home is considerably lower than previous years. However, you must act fast if you believe this is the case with your home.
For California residents, you can go to this website for very fast and easy dispute of your property taxes – it probably took me 10 minutes (if that) to dispute my property taxes this year, with an estimated savings of $1200 a year. It is important that you know that these forms must be mailed by April 30, 2009. www.CAPropertyTaxSavers.com
Box Elder County Assessor: http://www.boxeldercounty.org/assess/assess.htm
Davis County Assessor: http://www.co.davis.ut.us/assessor/real_property/default.cfm
I believe most counties in our country have websites that you can go to for applicable information for your area to find the proper procedures to dispute your property taxes, but I am certain that you must act fast – each county will have a similar deadline for disputing the amount of your property taxes.