The Assessor maintains property ownership records and is required to list all property in the county with proper legal descriptions. The Assessor prepares splits and combinations and assigns new parcel numbers to property. The Assessor is also responsible for assessing all vehicles and businesses, as well as manufacturing companies' furniture, fixtures, equipment, and inventories.
These must be turned into the Assessor's office by May 31st each year or a 10% penalty will be applied by the state.
Identifying property ownership or location for real estate.
Keeping records available for public to view for location and ownership.
Completion of homestead exemption forms.
Tracking ownership history.
Filing Business Personal Property assessments
Business Personal Property Field Audits
Adding and removing Homestead Credits
Filing for the 65 and over and disabled tax freeze
Locating school districts, flood plains and zoning areas, etc.
Maintaining the GIS mapping system and Pictometry Maps