How will this effect my taxes?
General reassessments are not designed to be a county-wide tax increase. This process is intended to align each property’s value with its current market value. Thus, the tax burden is more fairly and equally spread among all property owners. The law ensures that a general reassessment cannot be blamed for an increase in taxes. Once the reassessment is complete, state law requires that the tax rate be adjusted and equalized to render the revenue-neutral.

It is the responsibility of the Board of Supervisors to determine the budgetary needs of the County and the tax rate necessary to effectively meet those needs. If deemed necessary, the Board may propose a tax rate that generates more than 101% of the previous year’s tax revenue by advertising and conducting a public hearing separate from the annual budget meeting.

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1. Why is real property assessed and reassessed?
2. Why tax real property?
3. What real property is taxable?
4. When are assessments effective?
5. What is General Reassessment?
6. How will this effect my taxes?
7. Who conducts the general reassessment?
8. If my taxes are paid through my mortgage escrow, do I have to do anything with this new assessment?
9. Why must real estate be taxed at fair market value?
10. What is exactly is “market value?”
11. Why have I received a notice of assessment change?
12. Why is my assessment changing?
13. Is there a law that prevents assessments from changing more than a certain amount?
14. How can a property be assessed for more than its purchase price?
15. What is a home site and how is it valued?
16. Why is my three acre tract valued at a higher rate per acre than my neighbor who has fifty acres?
17. I live in a manufactured “mobile” home, what is the “Improvement Value” that I am taxed for?
18. How can you tax an outbuilding that has no electricity and is not livable?
19. My house is under construction and only partially complete. Why are you not waiting until it is complete to assess me?
20. If I no longer own this property, what should I do with the notice?
21. Explain the differences between sales price, appraisals, and assessments.
22. Can I obtain a copy of my real estate assessment card?
23. How is real estate tax calculated?