Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston would like to remind everyone that the deadline for assessing your personal property is May 31, 2013. Assessments determine how much your property tax bill will be. "Property taxes are vital to our counties and communities, without timely assessments counties may miss out on funding," says Commissioner Thurston. These tax revenues help fund our schools, public libraries, emergency and county services.

Please contact your county assessor’s office to assess your personal property by May 31 to avoid late penalties.