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Your Taxes

Assessor's Mission Statement
To identify, value and assess all taxable real and personal property.
The assessor's primary responsibility is to find the "fair market value" of  property.
Fair market value generally means the highest price, expressed in dollars, that a property would bring in an open and unrestricted market between a willing buyer and a willing seller who are both knowledgeable, informed, and prudent, and who are acting independently of   each other
Items that would not be considered in a fair market value would be sales for divorce, relatives, foreclosures or liquidations. 
Market value of real property is normally determined by an appraiser who makes comparisons to similar property sales in the area, which are often called "comparables."
Assessor is Responsible to:
Assess all property within the County as required by state law.
Value real property.
Provide info  on recent  sales as available. In addition, property cards are  available for purchase by the public.
Provide public information service to assist taxpayers with questions about property ownership and assessment.
Determine eligibility of property owners for the Homestead and Disability Exemptions.
Audit entities doing business in the County and values all taxable personal property.
Establish and maintain a set of tax maps. These maps are available for review and may be purchased at the Assessor's Office.


Assessor Does Not
Set property tax rates.
Compute property tax bills.
Mail out tax bills.
Collect property taxes.
Establish property tax laws.

 
     

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