Understanding Montana Property Taxes

Overview of Montana Taxes

Montana collects a total of $9,232,667,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $1,673,600,000 comes from property taxes, or 18.1% of total revenue. As a result, Montana has the 35th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 27.9% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Montana is $232,664, meaning the average Montana homeowner pays 0.77% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $7.68 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Montana's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Montana, there are important constants. Montana's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is January 1. Montana property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts 30 days after rceipt of notice. The date which property tax bills become due on is November 30 and May 31.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in Montana or are looking at buying a specific property in Montana, check out our Montana Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in Montana and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Montana Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for Montana Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Montana.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Beaverhead County $214,452 $1,467 $6.80
Big Horn County $119,693 $627 $5.20
Blaine County $123,876 $1,211 $9.80
Broadwater County $280,993 $1,308 $4.70
Carbon County $270,206 $1,516 $5.60
Carter County $232,851 $1,164 $5.00
Cascade County $183,262 $1,640 $8.90
Chouteau County $201,445 $1,512 $7.50
Custer County $161,859 $1,448 $8.90
Daniels County $128,382 $1,182 $9.20
Dawson County $158,674 $1,678 $10.60
Deer Lodge County $162,495 $1,367 $8.40
Fallon County $143,427 $982 $6.80
Fergus County $154,331 $1,443 $9.30
Flathead County $282,529 $2,170 $7.70
Gallatin County $334,691 $2,386 $7.10
Garfield County $233,141 $1,324 $5.70
Glacier County $136,178 $765 $5.60
Golden Valley County $149,379 $847 $5.70
Granite County $291,906 $1,825 $6.30
Hill County $157,822 $1,462 $9.30
Jefferson County $252,013 $1,678 $6.70
Judith Basin County $194,773 $1,222 $6.30
Lake County $324,767 $1,894 $5.80
Lewis and Clark County $226,523 $1,963 $8.70
Liberty County $106,874 $1,273 $11.90
Lincoln County $194,502 $1,250 $6.40
McCone County $148,294 $1,374 $9.30
Madison County $358,406 $1,504 $4.20
Meagher County $174,524 $1,111 $6.40
Mineral County $199,577 $1,327 $6.70
Missoula County $262,463 $2,374 $9.00
Musselshell County $238,779 $1,214 $5.10
Park County $318,908 $2,074 $6.50
Petroleum County $200,388 $1,227 $6.10
Phillips County $167,912 $1,263 $7.50
Pondera County $174,685 $1,274 $7.30
Powder River County $180,327 $1,463 $8.10
Powell County $214,519 $1,318 $6.10
Prairie County $162,708 $1,378 $8.50
Ravalli County $271,422 $1,580 $5.80
Richland County $187,398 $1,081 $5.80
Roosevelt County $103,490 $749 $7.20
Rosebud County $186,008 $797 $4.30
Sanders County $220,086 $1,288 $5.90
Sheridan County $144,471 $1,170 $8.10
Silver Bow County $152,924 $1,471 $9.60
Stillwater County $236,261 $1,514 $6.40
Sweet Grass County $471,898 $1,771 $3.80
Teton County $158,468 $1,619 $10.20
Toole County $137,116 $1,267 $9.20
Treasure County $95,427 $954 $10.00
Valley County $137,892 $1,192 $8.60
Wheatland County $120,228 $749 $6.20
Wibaux County $214,115 $1,185 $5.50
Yellowstone County $209,239 $1,843 $8.80

Want to learn more about Montana property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Beaverhead County Big Horn County Blaine County
Broadwater County Carbon County Carter County
Cascade County Chouteau County Custer County
Daniels County Dawson County Deer Lodge County
Fallon County Fergus County Flathead County
Gallatin County Garfield County Glacier County
Golden Valley County Granite County Hill County
Jefferson County Judith Basin County Lake County
Lewis and Clark County Liberty County Lincoln County
McCone County Madison County Meagher County
Mineral County Missoula County Musselshell County
Park County Petroleum County Phillips County
Pondera County Powder River County Powell County
Prairie County Ravalli County Richland County
Roosevelt County Rosebud County Sanders County
Sheridan County Silver Bow County Stillwater County
Sweet Grass County Teton County Toole County
Treasure County Valley County Wheatland County
Wibaux County Yellowstone County