Higher assessments mean higher taxes, don’t they?

The Assessor’s Office assesses the value of property based on sales analysis from the previous years’ market. The Board of Supervisors sets the tax rate, which is the rate applied to a property’s value to compute the tax. On an annual basis, the Board sets the tax rate based on public input, budget needs, and other factors. Concerns about property values should be communicated to the Assessor’s Office, and concerns about the tax rate should be communicated to the Board of Supervisors.

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1. Where can I view my assessment value?
2. Why does the County assess the value of my property?
3. Is there underlying law that dictates how assessment values are computed?
4. How are market values determined?
5. Is every property in the County physically assessed on an annual basis?
6. If my property isn’t physically assessed every year, then how do I get an updated assessment every year?
7. Higher assessments mean higher taxes, don’t they?
8. I don’t agree with my property assessment. What can I do?
9. What’s the relationship between the Assessor’s Office and the Board of Supervisors?
10. Does anyone check the Assessor’s work?