How does the Assessor determine the value on my property?
  • Buyers and sellers in the real estate market establish value.  The Assessor's staff researches the market and collects information about properties to estimate value.
  • The Assessor's Office has no control over tax rates.
  • The Assessor uses standard appraisal methodology, utilizing the three traditional approaches to value (cost, market, and income), to estimate the fair market value of a given property as of January 1st of every year.
  • It is important to note that the Assessor is simply measuring the information produced in the market to determine the estimated value.  The economic principles of supply and demand, along with the desires of the purchasers and sellers of property, determine fair value.

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1. How do I change my mailing address?
2. How do I file for a homeowner's exemption?
3. How does the homeowner's exemption work?
4. How does the Assessor determine the value on my property?
5. How are the taxes on my property determined?
6. What is the annual tax cycle?
7. Why do property values change?
8. What is an occupancy tax?
9. Can I see a map of my property? May I purchase a copy?
10. What do the categories or group code numbers shown on the assessment notice mean?
11. How do I find out the name of a property owner and other details about the property?
12. How do I contact the taxing districts listed on my assessment notice?
13. How many taxing districts are there?
14. How do I change the name of the owner(s) on my property?
15. How do I correct the acreage on my property?
16. How do I correct or change the boundaries of my property, such as a lot line adjustment?
17. How do I convert my manufactured home into real property? Can I reverse a manufactured home from real property to personal property?
18. How do I change the location of my manufactured home? How do I change ownership on my manufactured home?