WHAT DOES THE COUNTY ASSESSOR DO?
County Assessor – The County Assessor identifies, lists and calculates the assessed value of all Real and Personal property. In general, the County Assessor performs the following duties:
- Provides assessments to the taxpayers
- Oversees the General Reassessment process.
- Serves as Member/Secretary of the County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.
- Insures countywide uniform Property Assessment Equalization.
- Acts as the Inheritance Tax Appraiser and represents the Inheritance Tax Division.
- Discovers and identifies omitted property.
- Calculates the assessed value of all real property in each taxing district.
- Verifies and review the self reported values of all personal property in each taxing district.
- Calculates the total assessed value of each taxing district.
- Certifies current Assessments to the County Auditor’s Office.
- Utilizes recent sales of land (Sales Disclosures) to establish base market rates and values in each neighborhood, adjusts base values for location, nearness to amenities and other influence factors.
- Is responsible for the selection of Assessment Software and Computer Systems.