Hows and Whys of Property Tax

Why Have A Property Tax?

Property taxes provide schools, fire and police protection, and other public benefits, can absorb our fair share of the cost, in proportion to the amount of money our individual properties are worth.

How Your Property Is Assessed

The Assessor first reviews all the property to be assessed then values it. Accurate appraisals require constant searching and digging for significant facts to accumulate and analyze in order to estimate the fair market value of your property.

If your opinion of the value of the property differs from the assessor's, by all means go to the office and discuss the matter. The assessor will be glad to answer the questions about the assessment and explain how to appeal if you cannot come to an agreement. The assessing office relies on the property owner for information. You can help by making an appointment with the assessing office for a property visit.