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Coming Up this Summer: Free Property Assessment Webinar Series

by Tyler R. Knapp - June 14, 2018

Property taxes are an important part of revenue for local governments in Arkansas, providing funding for schools, roads, public safety, and other important local services.  The amount of property taxes each household is required to pay is determined by two components: 1) the millage or property tax rates approved for school districts, counties, cities, special districts and community colleges and 2) the assessed value of the property being taxed.

During the summer of 2018, our new Property Assessment Webinar Series can help government officials, local leaders, and the public better understand the procedures and methods for assessing different types of property, the legal limits of annual assessment increases, and how to challenge assessments of property.

Green blue and white graphic of a barn, trees and clouds for the Property Assessment Webinar Series

In collaboration with the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department and the Tax Division of the Arkansas Public service, the Extension Service’s Community & Economic Development Unit will air the first short webinar of this six part series on Friday, June 22 at 8:30 AM.

Throughout the summer, topics discussed will include:

  1. Overview of Property Assessments, the Assessment Process and Exemptions
    Presented by Mark Wyers on Friday, June 22 at 8:30 AM
  2. Agriculture & Forestry Assessments
    Presented by Rob McGee on Friday, June 29 at 8:30 AM
  3. Individual & Commercial Personal Property Assessments
    Presented by Steve Sutterfield on Friday, July 20 at 8:30 AM
  4. Utility & Carrier Assessments
    Presented by Sarah Bradshaw on Friday, July 27 at 8:30 AM
  5. Residential & Commercial Real Estate Assessments
    Presented by Billy Smothermon on Friday, August 3 at 8:30 AM
  6. Recent Changes in Property Assessment Legislation
    Presented by Bear Chaney, Angela Hill, & John Nichols on a Friday, Date & Time TBD
    The registration link for this webinar will be made available after the date and time been confirmed.

The webinar series is being aired on Zoom, providing a convenient, free option to help you understand how property is assessed without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

While we encourage you to attend the live stream of each webinar so that you can ask questions, each of the webinars will be available to watch on upon its completion.

Technology Questions?  Please contact Mary Poling at

For all other inquiries  Please contact Casey Hill at