How are property values determined?

Values are established by the Lancaster County Assessor's Office using mass appraisal techniques and by comparing similar properties and recent sales in a particular area. Access Lancaster County property information. You can search by parcel identification (PID), owner name and/or property address.

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1. How are property values determined?
2. Why file a protest?
3. Is there a filing fee?
4. When can a protest be filed?
5. How is a protest filed?
6. How does one confirm that an electronic protest has been successfully filed?
7. What information should be included with the protest?
8. How do I submit additional information/supporting documentation?
9. What happens after a protest is filed?
10. Who are the referees?
11. Is a hearing required?
12. What dates and times are available for referee hearings?
13. Can a hearing be rescheduled?
14. How long does a hearing last?
15. Can someone else attend my referee hearing?
16. What happens after a referee hearing?
17. Can the County's final valuation be appealed?
18. What if the property has a pending TERC appeal?
19. What other options exist to have a property's valuation reviewed?
20. How much more will I pay in property tax if my valuation increases?