Assessor

The City of Juneau assessor is Nathan Marcks of Bowmar Appraisal. Each year on January 1st your property is valued or assessed. This is the basis for distributing the tax levy on property in Juneau. Assessed valuation should not be confused with fair market value or equalized value. You will hear these terms during the tax roll preparation time, which is in late fall and early winter.

Revaluation Notices
Your property’s assessed valuation has generally been set at the last revaluation. If you have made improvements to your property then there is a good likelihood that your assessed valuation has changed from the level set. When there is a change in your assessed valuation, you receive a notice from Bowmar Appraisal stating what the new valuation is and when and where you can dispute their determination.

Disputing Valuation Notices
To dispute a change in your assessed valuation you may attend the "Open Book" session held around the end of April each year. If you feel that the determination made at open book is not satisfactory, you may apply at City Hall to appear before the Board of Review, which generally meets in May.