What does the county Assessor do?
The law specifically requires that assessors view each parcel of real estate to appraise its market value. Property values change continuously with changing market conditions. In addition to market changes, numerous physical changes affect the value of land and buildings. Such changes may include draining and clearing the land, improving the adjacent public streets and installing utilities, and adding to or remodeling buildings.

All factors are considered in estimating the value of property. This requires physical inspection of all property subject to assessment.

The Assessor also determines the classification, or use, of each parcel. For instance, property may be residential homestead (owner-occupied), residential non-homestead, agricultural, commercial, etc. Each classification is taxed at a different percentage of taxable market value.

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1. What is the main function of the Assessor's Office?
2. What does the county Assessor do?
3. How often are properties viewed by the Assessor's Office?
4. Will my property value increase if I keep the condition up and improve it?
5. Should I be expecting to receive and sign a Homestead Application every year?
6. Can manufactured homes receive homestead classification?