The Assessor’s Department prepares an assessment roll of all real property, vacant and improved, within the city. Establishing the condition, value and taxable status of each parcel of property each year. The valuations determined by the Assessor are utilized to apportion the amount of City, County, School/Library and Special District taxes to be levied on each parcel. All parcels located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the city are reflected in the official tax map. This tax map is updated semi-annually to reflect parcel subdivisions, mergers, address changes and other necessary modifications otherwise required. In addition to valuation, the assessor’s duties include, but are not limited to, maintenance of ownership information, updating and computer-entering parcel and building inventory data, recording all property sales/deed transfers, implementation of all whole and partial property tax exemptions and assisting in the defense of litigation through grievance, small claims and certiorari proceedings.
ASSESSMENT/REAL PROPERTY VALUE INFORMATION
Grievance of Real Property Tax Assessment form ( RP-524)