BRIGHAM CITY - Property taxes charged by Box Elder County will be virtually unchanged in 2012.
The Box Elder County Commission approved a tax rate Wednesday that is slightly lower than the 2011 rate, but almost not enough to notice - taxes will decrease by a dollar or two on an average-priced home.
The commission approved a tax rate of 0.002697 percent, compared with the 2011 rate of 0.002711 percent. The difference works out to a $1.40 drop in taxes on a $100,000 property.
"The main thing is, it held stable; it didn't go up," said Tom Kotter, Box Elder County auditor.
Kotter said county residents will get their tax-valuation notices in late July. He says homeowners who think their county-set property value is too high should appeal.
"If they've seen comparable homes in their neighborhoods that sold for less" than the county value, he said, "then obviously there needs to be an appeal."
Homeowners have through Sept. 15 to make those appeals.