How do you come up with the change to assessed value?

Assessments are determined using actual sales data from valid sales within a property’s neighborhood or comparable neighborhoods from homes that have sold over the past 2 years.

Sometimes, there may be a substantial increase or decrease in the assessed value of a specific property when it doesn’t seem like there have been any meaningful changes to the property. Periodically, we review neighborhoods for accuracy and update our records accordingly. There is a chance that some information on a specific property was incorrect and has been updated.

Additionally, the assessed value of a particular parcel may be more or less than the County average. This is because the County average takes into account all parcels in a neighborhood and how they relate as a whole. A specific neighborhood may move more or less than the County average amount based on sales.

Your assessor can be contacted for specific concerns related to a particular property.

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1. Why do Real Estate Assessments exist?
2. What is the difference between mass appraisal and a single property appraisal?
3. When are the assessments done?
4. What is the effective date of the assessment?
5. How do you come up with the change to assessed value?
6. How is assessed value determined?
7. Are foreclosures and short sales used when determining assessed value?
8. Why is my purchase price different from my assessed value?
9. What should a property owner do if they think their assessment is incorrect or if they disagree with their assessment?
10. When will property owners be notified of any new assessment?
11. Does the County have a program to help senior citizens and disabled persons on their property taxes?
12. How is individual property information obtained?
13. What does “improvement” mean on my notice and how will changes to my property affect assessed value?
14. When is it necessary for an appraiser to physically inspect a property?
15. How do changes in assessment value affect the sale price of my property?
16. What are some situations outside of a reassessment when property values might change?
17. Does the assessor determine the tax rate?
18. What property information is publically available via the Real Estate Assessments Division?
19. Where do I get a copy of my deed?
20. Where do I get a copy of my plat?
21. Can I get a copy of my “survey” (the one with the house)?
22. How do I find out the history of a lot such as ownership, date, purchase price, etc. of a particular piece of property?
23. My information on the property information website is incorrect, how do I get it fixed?
24. When is ownership information updated on the website after a sale?
25. What is a Supplemental Bill?