Wheatland County has contracted Blackfoot Creek Assessments Inc. to conduct 2017 General Property Assessment inspections for all properties located within: Range 25 (surrounding Highway 817 North & South of Strathmore) and Hamlets of Speargrass and Lakes of Muirfield. The purpose of these inspections is to update Property Assessment information including taking exterior photographs of all assessable buildings.
Inspections will run from April to July.
The Contracted Assessor will have personal identification and his vehicle will be identified with a Wheatland County logo with door signs labeled Assessment Department. If the resident is not home at time of inspection, a call back card may be hung on the main entrance door of the residence or other conspicuous location.
Land that is used for farming operations which means the raising, production, and sale of agricultural products (i.e., crop, hay, pasture, tree, sod), horticulture (cultivation of plants such as green house), aviculture (raising birds), apiculture (raising bees), and aquaculture (farming fish) is assessed at a regulated value. The 2010 base rate for the agricultural use value of farmland is set at $350 per acre for dry arable or pasture land and is adjusted downwards for any factors that hinder productivity (i.e., type of soil, depth of top soil, texture of the soil’s surface and subsurface, topography, stones, any other productivity hindrance).
A commerce or industrial activity occurring on the property including land, buildings, and structures (i.e., stores, mechanical repair, golf courses, gravel pits, land and structures situated at industrial plants excluding machinery and equipment) is assessed at market value. Linear property, a subcategory of non-residential, includes cable distribution (television), electric transmission lines, telecommunication equipment, pipelines, oil, and gas wells, is assessed at a regulated value.
Machinery and Equipment
Any installation used in the processing or manufacturing of a product (i.e., separators or dehydrators or compressors at gas and oilfield installations, certain components at the large grain elevators) is assessed at a regulated value.
Typically, a residence or use of property that has not been classed as any of the above. The assessment for residential parcel’s less than or equal to three acres represents the average market value for land and improvements (any building(s), structure(s)). For parcels greater than three acres, the assessment includes a minimum of three acres and the residential improvements assessed at market value and any remaining land is assessed at market value unless deemed farmland.
Assessment & Taxation Documents
2017 Taxation Year
2016 Taxation Year
2015 Taxation Year