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The Deed Processing Notice is sent by a company unrelated to Humboldt County. According to this company, some jurisdictions across the Country do not provide copies or originals of recorded documents. However, County Recorders in Nevada return the original document after processing, to the address provided on the document. Copies may also be purchased from the Humboldt County Recorder for $1 per page; significantly less than what is being requested through some outside source. View an example Deed Processing Notice (PDF). For further questions, contact the Assessor's Office.
Our responsibility is to estimate property values. We do not set the tax rate nor do we collect taxes. It is our duty, by law, to discover all taxable property in Humboldt County, appraise its value, then calculate 35% of that appraised value to arrive at the assessed value. Contact the Assessor's Office for more information.
To understand why values have increased in a poor economy, view our Values Increasing with Poor Economy Brochure (PDF) or contact the Assessor's Office.
To find out more about this card, read our Explanation of Assessment Card (PDF) or contact the Assessor's Office.
The tax rate for the individual tax districts is established each spring by the Nevada Tax Commission from budgets submitted by local government entities such as the City of Winnemucca, Humboldt County, the Fire Protection Districts, School District and others. Services provided by these governmental bodies are a result of those budgets and any questions about government services should be directed to those agencies and not to the Assessor, Treasurer or Board of Equalization.
The Humboldt County Treasurer collects taxes based on the tax bills sent out each July. Questions regarding taxes paid or amounts due should be directed to that office at 775-623-6444.
The appraised value of your land is the Assessor's estimate of its market value, taking into account its location, zoning, actual use, etc. The appraised value of your buildings is their estimated replacement cost new less depreciation. When your property is new, the first tax bill you receive is based on your total assessed value, which is 35% of your total appraised value. Thereafter, depending on the type of property, your taxes are not to increase by more than 3% for primary residences or qualified rental properties and by a calculated percentage according to Nevada Revised Statutes 361.4722 for all other property. Changes in use or new construction added to your property is calculated outside the cap. Contact the Assessor's Office for more information.
There are a number of reasons why your taxes would change now with the passage of the tax cap law. They change when either your tax rate changes or your assessed value changes. Your assessed value can change because of a boundary change, new construction, change in use, or reappraisal. Your value can even remain stagnant from one year to the next and your taxes can still increase! Here's how: If your property increases by 15% one year but your property is capped at 3%, the taxes can increase 3% per year until all 15% of the taxes for the next five years are captured. For further explanation, contact the Assessor's Office.
There are two types of land factors and improvement factors. Both are used to keep values current. Land factors are determined by sale prices of land in areas and neighborhoods and are applicable to land not currently in the reappraisal cycle. Statistical analysis of sales in an area or neighborhood is used to arrive at a factor for that particular area. Factors can be negative, positive or neutral thereby increasing values, decreasing values or leaving them alone. The Assessor´s Office and the Department of Taxation, Division of Assessment Standards, determine the factors for land and they are taken to the Nevada Tax Commission for approval. The Nevada Tax Commission is responsible for determining improvement factors for given areas around the state and those factors are based on changes in building costs from year to year.
It could change annually. Each year, all properties will either be reappraised or their previous assessed value could be factored using factors established or approved by the Nevada Tax Commission.
In Nevada, we appraise land according to its market value, then calculate 35% of that value to arrive at the assessed value. Improvements are based on a replacement cost new less depreciation. In other words, we determine how much it would cost to replace the improvement(s), depreciate it at 1.5% per year to arrive at the taxable value. Then we calculate 35% of that value to arrive at the assessed value. Market value has very little bearing on the taxable value of a property, especially as the age of the improvements increase. The 1.5% depreciation is according to Nevada Revised Statutes and the maximum depreciation allowed on real property is 75%. For more information, contact the Assessor's Office.
This is one of the most frustrating situations for the taxpayer and for the Assessor's Office. The main culprit behind such a phenomenon is the tax cap. Assessed values times the tax rate no longer equals taxes. It is difficult to explain here without examples. Therefore, for a much more detailed explanation that can be given in this space read our Explanational Brochure (PDF).
Assessment notices are mailed in December and June to taxpayers whose value has changed. If you have a question, you may call the Assessor´s Office or come in and talk to an If we are unable to resolve your problem you may appeal to the County Board of Equalization. If you are still not satisfied, you may appeal to the State Board of Equalization, and thereafter, through the court system. Any of these bodies may adjust your assessed value. Appeals to the County Board of Equalization must be filed at the Assessor's Office no later than January 15th or the first business day following January 15th should it fall on a weekend or holiday.
Assessors in Nevada are governed by a number of statutes and regulations. The main ones are Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code 361, 361A and 362. Below are links to those statutes and regulation as posted on the Nevada State Legislature website:
Temporary Electrical connections are granted for two specific reasons:
These connections are granted for a period not to exceed thirty days, with a review for extension at the end of that time. Listed below are the conditions and requirements for Temporary Electrical connection:
Contact the Building Department for more information.
No, unless you are a licensed Nevada contractor, or you meet the exemptions of Nevada Revised Statutes 624.031. If you have any questions, please contact the Nevada State Contractors Board.
Our office provides a limited number of forms, including the Declaration of Value form (PDF). Other forms are available at most office supply, stationary stores or title companies. Please be sure that these forms meet our formatting requirements before mailing them in for recording (see Requirements). Mining forms and additional information are also available online at the Bureau of Land Management's website. Uniform Commercial Code forms are available at the Nevada Secretary of State's website
If the document meets the form requirements, is complete, and the proper fees have been paid we will accept your document and make it a matter of public record. We then key the pertinent information to create an index so that you may locate this document in the future. The document is scanned into our computer system and a backup microfilm copy is also made. Your original document will be returned as directed. If the original document is ever lost or misplaced, a certified copy may be obtained from our office.
Yes, original documents are returned at time of service, or via USPS. Documents are mailed on the next business day - delivery times are subject to USPS processing times. For more information, contact the Recorder's Office.
Please contact either a title company or receive legal counsel to assist you in preparing the necessary documentation that will need to be recorded. For any other information, contact the Recorder's Office.
A certified copy of your marriage certificate will be available once the marriage official brings the certificate into our office and it is recorded. By law, they have up to ten business days to do so. Please send your request to our office along with a $15 money order. Marriage certificate requests (PDF) are usually filled within two days of our receipt of the request. If you would like to pay by credit or debit card over the phone, please call (775) 623-6412. There is a $2.50 convenience charge in addition to the $15.00 fee.
Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 247.305 copies of official records are $1 each and copy fees must be collected in advance. Call or email us to find out the exact number of pages for the document(s) you wish to receive. Please refer to our Fee Schedule for a complete list of charges.
No, our office is not licensed, bonded or insured to provide this type of service. Please contact either a title company, a private abstractor, or receive information from legal counsel to obtain this information. Should you have further questions, you can contact the Recorder's Office.
Recording documents fulfills the statutory requirements of perfecting documents in public records. The purpose of "recording" a document is to preserve it in an "archive" that is accessible when questions of precedence or ownership arise. Contact the Recorder's Office for more information.
Please refer to our Deed Recording Requirements to see what is required when recording a deed. All other documents must meet the requirements found in Nevada Revised Statutes. Contact the Recorder's Office for more information.
Real Property Transfer Tax (RPTT) is a tax collected when an interest in real property is conveyed pursuant to Nevada revised Statutes 375. This amount is collected in addition to recording fees at the time of recording. A Declaration of Value form (PDF) is required to be completed on which the tax is calculated. The rate is $1.95 for each $500 of value or fraction thereof. The basis for the tax is the actual selling price or the estimated market value. There are several exemptions from the tax. Please see our List of Exemptions to see if one applies.
Certified copies of death and birth records may be obtained from the Recorder's Office through 1911. After that year, certified copies may be obtained by contacting the Nevada State Division of Health, Section of Vital Statistics.