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Local Government Resource Desk

Taxation & Assessment

Role of the State Assessor

Introduction

The Office of the State Assessor, within the Division of Community and Regional Affairs, has oversight responsibility for municipal assessor's offices across the state. This oversight responsibility includes monitoring assessment, valuation, and taxation issues. If a municipality fails to perform its assessment/tax responsibilities in accordance with the law, the Office of the State Assessor may issue a "notice of major error", which the municipality must correct before the beginning of the next fiscal year. There is an appeal procedure set forth in statutes. The office is also charged with the requirement of calculating the full value of all municipalities and school districts within the state (AS 29.45.103-.105 and AS 14.17.510).

Narrative Frequently Asked Questions Applicable Laws and Regulations

Revised 7/1/13