Is it true that the Assessor reassesses to raise taxes?

The Assessor and Collector of Revenue are NOT responsible for setting budgets in political subdivisions or for establishing the tax levy/tax rate of each individual political subdivision. The Assessor’s Office has no control over the tax rate or collection policies. The purpose of a general reassessment is not to raise taxes. In fact, the process is rate driven, meaning the tax rate is unknown at the time the value is established. Value is an estimate determined by using facts and real estate and economic market information. Tax is the amount of dollars needed to provide local services. Although assessed value and tax are inter-related, each determination is arrived at separately.

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1. Why is our property being reassessed?
2. I have not done anything to my property, so why is the value changing?
3. What is market value?
4. When was the last reassessment?
5. What are the basic data collection procedures for reassessments?
6. What is the difference between sale price, appraisal and assessments?
7. How is the property value determined?
8. How does a property owner learn of their reassessment value?
9. What do I do after receiving my reassessment?
10. How does a property owner appeal reassessment value?
11. Can I research or view other property assessments?
12. What do I do if information on my real estate reassessment appears to be wrong?
13. Is it true that the Assessor reassesses to raise taxes?
14. How do my real estate and personal property assessments determine my tax bill?
15. How are parcels assessed if subdivided after Jan. 1 of each year?