How are assessments determined?

The equalization office utilizes a mass appraisal procedure to determine the market value of property within the county.  Mass appraisal is the process of valuing a group of properties as a given date (November 1) and using common data, standardized methods, and statistical testing.  Valuations for individual parcels should not be based solely on the sale price of a property, rather the valuation schedules and models should be consistently applied to a property data that are correct, complete, and up to data.  Property administered, the development, construction and use of a CAMA system results in a valuation system characterized by accuracy, uniformity, equity and reliable costs per parcel.  Except for unique properties where individual analyses need to be considered. 

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1. If I split a property, when will I be assessed and when will I pay taxes on the two pieces separately?
2. If my new home is not complete by November 1, when will it be assessed?
3. What is the relationship between the County Equalization office, the Treasurer’s office and the Auditor’s Office.
4. How are assessments determined?
5. What is the difference between assessed value and taxable value?
6. What is owner occupied?
7. How do I qualify for owner occupied?
8. How do I appeal my assessed value?
9. What tax relief programs are available to me?