Assessor’s Office to begin canvassing
The City and Borough of Juneau Assessor’s Office conducts inspections of various taxable properties within the borough during the spring/summer every year. With about 12,000 taxable parcels throughout Juneau, the Assessor’s Office divides the borough into neighborhoods, which are inspected every five years. From now until October, the Assessor’s Office plans to inspect Mendenhall Peninsula, Central Valley, West Valley, Park Place, and Thane, as well as Creek Side and Mountain View mobile home parks.
Canvassing will be conducted similar to last year with a focus on social distancing. CBJ appraisers will conduct inspections from the curb or driveway and, only when needed, will make an effort to contact the homeowner.
The canvass process involves an exterior inspection of a property, including taking photos from various angles, verifying measurements, and examining the property’s condition in order to provide a value for tax purposes. If you have questions regarding the identity of Assessor’s Office staff, please request to see their Assessor’s Office identification.
State law (AS 29.45.150) requires that all taxable properties within a municipality are systematically reviewed and updated by the assessor. In 1993, the Juneau Assembly passed a resolution establishing a five-year cycle of reevaluation.
For more information, contact the Assessor’s Office at 586-5215 ext. 4906.