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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is a reassessment?

  • Who is doing the reassessment?

  • What are basic data collection procedures?

  • What is the difference between sales price, appraisal, and assessment?

  • How is an assessment value derived?

  • What is the Highest and Best Use Concept?

  • What is a home site and how is it valued?

  • Why am I asked for income and expense information in relation to my commercial real estate?

  • Why are smaller tracts of land valued at a higher rate per acre?

  • How are manufactured "mobile" homes assessed?

  • Why did my improvement value go up when I have not made any property improvements in four (4) years?

  • How can a property be assessed for more or less than its purchase price?

  • Is there a law that prevents assessments from changing more than a certain amount?

  • Will my assessment go up or down after this reassessment?

  • Will my County taxes go up or down after this reassessment?

  • How do I find out what my new reassessed value is?

  • How do I appeal my reassessment value?

  • Where is mail sent to when the Reassessment Office sends me mail?

  • What do I do if I am a new owner, but am not yet listed as the owner in REO?

  • How do I correct my mailing address?

  • If the reassessment is over, why are there appraisers in the field?