Property Assessment Division


Paula Gilbert
Division Administrator


Robin Rude
Deputy Division Administrator


Danielle Pennington
Deputy Division Administrator

The Property Assessment Division (PAD) administers Montana’s property tax laws, including the valuation of all taxable property for property tax purposes.

We ensure property classes for agricultural land, residential and commercial property, forest land, and business equipment are valued uniformly and equally within the state.

Our work is critical to local governments.

We provide each tax jurisdiction with the total taxable value of property in the jurisdiction.

Local governments use these certified values to determine property taxes used to fund important services, including:

  • Public schools
  • Law enforcement
  • Fire protection
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Bridge construction and maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Weed control
  • Public assistance

We work from a central office in Helena and field offices located throughout the state.