Sweet Grass County Annex
115 W 5th Ave
PO Box 888
Big Timber, MT 59011

Office Hours: M-F 8AM to 5PM
Titling Vehicles 8AM to 4:30PM

Phone: (406) 932-5151

Fax: (406) 932-3026

Phone: (406) 932-5151

Fax: (406) 932-3026

County Treasurer: Char Rasnick [email protected]

Deputy County Treasurer: Jessica Talkington [email protected]

Tax Information

WHEN PAYMENT IS DUE
Tax bills are mailed once a year. Notices are not mailed for the 2nd payment.

VIEW AND PAY TAXES ONLINE

Taxes on real estate and mobile homes may be paid in two installments. If not paid by the due dates, the taxes are considered delinquent and will accrue penalty and interest.

Real Estate Taxes:
1st half due November 30
2nd half due May 31

Mobile Home Taxes:
1st half due May 31
2nd half due November 30

Personal Property Taxes: Due June 30

PAYING AFTER THESE DATES
If paid after these dates, please call our office for the additional penalty and interest that is owed. If the dollar amount is not correct, your payment cannot be accepted and will be returned to you.

HOW TO PAY:
You may pay in person, by mail, or by telephone with a credit or debit card. If paying by mail, please be sure to put your tax ID number on your check or include your payment stubs. If you wish to receive a receipt, please include a self addressed stamped envelope with payment. If paying with a credit or debit card, an additional service fee will be charged.

QUESTIONS RELATING TO PROPERTY VALUE
For any questions relating to the value of your property please contact the Department of Revenue at 406-780-6950.

FY 22-23 Mill Levies

***ATTENTION***

MONTANA SUPREME COURT ORDER 23-0635

2023 SUPPLEMENTAL/CORRECTED REAL PROPERTY STATEMENT

 

The Montana Supreme Court determined that the Department of Revenue has the authority to direct counties to levy above the current mill levy calculation limitation each year if reserved mills are determined to be available. The Department has verified that the school equalization mills – under the statutory limitations that adjust mills down when taxable values increase – are reduced from 95 mills to 77.9 mills for this tax year. However, the Department of Revenue, under the direction of the Governor’s Budget Office and Governor Gianforte, is directing the County to levy extra mills they hold in reserve to generate additional revenue from property taxpayers in Montana. The Supreme Court ordered counties to comply, therefore your second half taxes will necessarily be increased to comply with the request from the Department of Revenue as directed by the Governor and the Order from the Montana Supreme Court. This represents an additional 17.1 mills broken down as follows: 7.1 mills for State Equalization Aid, 6.0 mills for County Elementary Equalization, and 4.0 mills for High School Equalization.

 

For further clarification contact:

Department of Revenue at 406-444-6900 or [email protected]

Governor’s Office at 406-444-3111

 

Please remember that the Sweet Grass County Treasurer’s Office and the local Department of Revenue employees did not play a role in this decision and the work they do is centered on complying with laws passed by the Legislature. If you have questions please stop in and see the County Commissioners.

 

Property Taxes Explained – With Pictures!

The Montana Free Press has published a thorough and informative piece on how property taxes work in Montana. In short, it’s amazing, and we highly encourage you to review it and share it with your community.          Read it & share it here

A National Perspective on the Property Tax: How Montana Compares

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy published a presentation that highlights how Montana’s property tax system works and how it differs from most others across the country. See how we compare here

 

 

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