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Assessing Department FAQs

What authority does the City have to conduct a revaluation?

What is the Assessor's role?

What is the difference between real and personal property?

How does the Assessor value property?

What is market value?

I've heard you develop values by computer. Is this correct?

Can the assessment on my property be changed even if the Assessor has not been inside my property?

Will I be penalized if I don't let the Assessor in when an inspection is requested?

What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?

Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?

How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?

Do all assessments change at the same rate?

Will I be notified if there is a change in my assessment?

How do I know if my assessment is correct?

How will my taxes change as a result of the new assessment?

What is "Assessed Value"?

What is the "Assessment Ratio"?

What is "Equalized Value"?

What is "Market Value"?

What is the "Tax Base"?

What are "Taxing Bodies"?

What is the "Tax Levy"?

What is the "Tax Rate"?