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Can my assessment change in the years between citywide revaluations?
The only time a property assessment typically changes between revaluations is when we become aware that the owner of the property has made improvements that resulted in the property becoming more desirable than houses of similar age and style. If our record of the home did not reflect these improvements, even if they occurred in the past, a correction will be made to reflect the home as it is now.
Alternatively, if a desirable feature is removed, like a garage, deck or central air conditioner, the home may be less desirable and the record should be corrected to reflect that change as well. These “nuts and bolts” kinds of changes can affect both your assessment and your tax burden along the way.
We may review a property record for many reasons, including a citywide “records review’ program or as a result of a recent building permit or sale of the property to a new owner. In such a review, market conditions are not taken into consideration.

Frequently Asked Assessor Questions

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1. What does an Assessor do?
2. How does the assessor value property?
3. What if I think my assessment might not be correct?
4. How do I know if my assessment is fair?
5. If after discussing my assessment with the Assessor's office staff I still think the assessment is not correct, what should I do?
6. What is the Board of Review
7. What happens after the Board of Review makes its decision?
8. What is a "Valid" or Market Sale?
9. Do the market values of all properties change at the same rate and over the same time frame?
10. Why do assessors avoid considering foreclosure or estate sales when calculating assessments.
11. What is a Revaluation?
12. Will I be notifieed if there is a change in my assessment?
13. How can my assessment change when I havn't done anything to my property.
14. Can my assessment change in the years between citywide revaluations?
15. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
16. I have recently built a new home. Will cost to build my property be considered when my assessment is calculated?
17. I have a refinance appraisal- Will you change my assessment to the appraiser's value?