How is my assessed value determined?

The assessed values of residential homes are primarily determined using sale prices of comparable homes in the area.  Commercial properties are valued using comparable sales, but also rely on more specific information, like rental rates, vacancy rates, or market capitalization, which are necessary to perform an income approach to estimate market value.  Agricultural or horticultural land valuation is conducted using sales of agricultural or horticultural land and determining market value per acre based on the use of the land in primarily irrigated, dryland, or grassland uses.  

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1. Why has my valuation changed?
2. How has the COVID-19 environment affected the valuation process?
3. How does the Assessor’s office evaluate the real estate market?
4. How is my assessed value determined?
5. How do I schedule an informal hearing?
6. I need to discuss my concerns with an appraiser. How do I schedule a telephone hearing?
7. What if my property is assessed higher than I could sell it for?
8. Can I schedule a single telephone hearing for multiple properties I own?
9. How long does a telephone hearing last?
10. How long does the hearing last for each property?
11. What should I prepare for a telephone hearing?
12. How will I know if my value has changed as a result of my submitted information?
13. What if I still disagree with the valuation?
14. What is the role of my assessor in property taxes?
15. Can I leave feedback regarding the customer service in the Assessor’s Office?
16. What does Adjusted Sale Price on the Comparable Sales Report mean?