When and why does the assessor's office visit my house?

There are a few reasons we do site visits to property. One of the main reasons is if we have gotten a building permit or seen that you are building something new on your land, such as a home or garage / shop. Field appraisers are out all year round measuring new construction.

Another reason we may be at your property is because of reviews. The state requires that we physically review every property in the county at least once every four years. To make this more time efficient we visit 1/4 of the county each year.

We are also required to verify ownership of all mobile homes every year. If we cannot reach an owner by phone we will drive to the home and speak to them or leave a door hanger for them to call us.

Finally we will come out to your house if you request it during appeals time. We would do this if you believed that we had the home valued too high or low and wanted to show us what defects or improvements would affect the value, that we may have missed.

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1. Why does my assessment schedule or tax notice show improvements when I haven't made any?
2. When will I be able to view my taxes and property information online?
3. When and why does the assessor's office visit my house?
4. What is my home's legal description?
5. How do I find out who owns the house next or across from me etc.?
6. What is the Statement of Consideration I filled out when I closed on my house?
7. Why can't I find out what my neighbor paid for his house?
8. Where can I get a map of my lot?
9. What can I do to make sure the assessor's office has the right information about my property?
10. Why am I still getting a tax notice for a property I sold? / Why is there a name on my notice that shouldn't be there anymore?
11. Is there anything I need to do with the assessment schedule you send me each April / May?
12. I want to file an appeal on my value, what do I do?
13. What forms of tax relief are available at the assessor's office?
14. I am already signed up for the Veteran's exemption, I use it to help pay for my property tax but I always seem to forget when to come in and sign. What can I do?
15. Can I pay my taxes at your office?
16. When are taxes due, and can I pay early?
17. How do I move a mobile home?
18. I'm selling my mobile home, is there anything I need to do with your office?
19. What is personal property, and why do I have to list it for my business?
20. What do I do with the declaration schedule of personal property that I just got in the mail?