What is the role of my assessor in property taxes?

Your property tax bill represents your share of the budgets approved by local taxing bodies for their operations. Property taxes are the primary source of funding for local governments and public education. The role of your assessor is to fairly and objectively establish market value estimates for all taxable property, as accurately as possible.

That valuation later determines the share of the budgets paid by each property owner. At this stage of the process, informal hearings are just that: an informal hearing to discuss your property valuation. Discussions on property taxes involve the taxing bodies, budgets, and tax rates that have not yet been established.

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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?