Every Six Years
The Assessor's Office conducts an ongoing program of reviewing all property within the County every six years. This review includes checking the size, type, condition, and any other characteristic information of all improvements on the property. These field reviews are a requirement of Wyoming Statutes and Department of Revenue Rules and Regulations. This helps us ensure the information used in the valuation process is current and accurate.
A rotation system has been developed so that one sixth of the properties in Teton County are checked each year. Field reviews are also made when a building permit has been issued by the County Planning and Zoning Office or one of the towns in Teton County. Once a building permit has been issued, the property is checked every year until the project is 100% complete.
The Assessor's Office has a staff of field lister(s) conducting these inspections. These employees have photo identification issued by the Assessor's Office. They operate a County vehicle with signage on the doors that identifies them as employees of the Teton County Assessor's Office.
The first step in every property visit is for the field lister(s) to go to the door, identify themselves, and explain the purpose of their visit. If no one is home, they leave a door hanger stating that they had been there and there is usually a note stating whether the taxpayer needs to contact the Assessor's Office about some information. The field lister(s) then takes pictures of the buildings, also called improvements, and makes note of any changes to the buildings such as: