Chouteau County, Montana Tax Assessors' Office
1308 Franklin Street
Chouteau County Courthouse
Fort Benton, Montana 59442
Where is the Chouteau County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Chouteau County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Chouteau County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Chouteau County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Chouteau County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Chouteau County Assessor's Office at (406) 622 5261 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Chouteau County Facts:
The median home value in Chouteau County is between $102,892.00 and $111,108.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Chouteau County?
You can try contacting the Chouteau County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Chouteau County is located in the County Courthouse in Fort Benton, which is located at PO BOX 459. You can direct your general inquiries to Chouteau County with the contact info listed below.
Chouteau County Phone Number
Chouteau County Fax Number
Chouteau County County Courthouse Address
PO BOX 459
Fort Benton, MT 59442-0459
Useful Chouteau County Links:
- Chouteau County Government Homepage
- Chouteau County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- Chouteau County GIS Maps