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Are you concerned about rising property taxes?
To express your concern effectively, you must understand the two parts of the property tax system:
The Assessor's Office has no control over tax rates!
If you are concerned about rising taxes:
What causes property values to change?
Some of the most common reasons:
If assessed value rises, do taxes have to rise? No.
Taxing authorities decide how much money the property tax has to raise each year, say $1 million. Assessors estimate the total assessed value of all taxable property, say $100 million.
If you believe the estimated value of your property is incorrect:
You will want to know:
It is the responsibility of the property owner to furnish good information about your property to the Assessor.
Steps in the Assessor's duties:
These Steps Are Repeated Annually