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Property Assessment Office In Wolf Point To Close Feb. 28

The Montana Department of Revenue’s Property Assessment field office in Wolf Point will close permanently on Feb. 28. This closure is part of the department’s move to streamline operations and best use its limited resources.
After the closure, the Glasgow field office will be the primary resource for the needs of Roosevelt County property owners. That office is located at 501 Court Square No. 7 in Glasgow and may be reached at 228-6236.
Property owners may visit any of the department’s field offices for assistance.
The closure is part of the department’s ongoing adjustment to the budget set by the Legislature in 2017.
Last month, the department notified Roosevelt County officially via letter of its intent to terminate its lease for a space in the courthouse building.
The letter, from department director Gene Walborn, dated Jan. 14, states that the termination is motivated by “significant budget reductions in the current biennium because of the passage of House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 261 by the 2017 Legislature.”
New Roosevelt County Attorney Austin Knudsen described the action as political gamesmanship.
“If you want my frank assessment,” said Knudsen, “it’s retaliation.”
McCone County residents are directed to the Glendive field office after their local office closed Oct. 31.
Daniels County’s field office also closed Oct. 31 and they are directed to the Plentywood field office.
Roosevelt County Treasurer Betty Romo has advertised for an assessor clerk position within her department that will be a liaison between Roosevelt County and Montana Department of Revenue.
For questions related to property, Montanans may continue to call 406-444-6900 for assistance or go to revenue.mt.gov/contact.