FAQs

Assessor

  • How can my assessment or value change when I haven't done anything to my property?

    Real estate values are influenced by numerous external economic, social, governmental and physical factors. For example, general economic conditions such as interest rates, inflation rates, supply and demand, changes in tax laws, new highways and a number of other factors can change and affect the value of property. As property values change in the market place, those changes must be reflected on the assessment roll.

  • Are there any specific property tax credits or deferrals that I can receive?

    Yes. Depending on the specific circumstances, you may qualify for certain property tax credits and/or deferrals. Details pertaining to this information are described in a brochure entitled "Credits and Deferrals for the Elderly and Disabled." The brochure may be obtained from your local county assessor or on the Division of Local Government website.

  • How do I find out the owner of another property?

    Ownership can be determined by either contacting the county assessor by telephone and requesting the information, telephoning the 24 hour automated system, using the assessor / GIS search on our website or by emailing your request to the assessor. However, you need to have a name, address, parcel identification number or an account number when requesting this information.

  • Are there property tax credits or deferrals that I can receive?

    Yes, depending on the specific circumstances, you may qualify for certain property tax credits and/or deferrals. Details pertaining to this information are described in a brochure entitled "Credits and Deferrals for the Elderly and Disabled." The brochure may be obtained from your local county assessor or on the Division of Local Government website.