Why would my assessment or taxes increase?

There are several factors that can affect assessed value or taxes other than reassessment:

  • Assessed value may be affected by additional structures added to the property, the purchase of additional adjoining acreage, or the completion of a house that was prorated before construction was complete.
  • Total taxes may be affected by a change in your tax rate. The tax rate is determined by the combination of levies for school, fire, ambulance, etc. that apply to your property. The levies could be changed by voter approval or by the taxing entities. If the tax rate increases, then your total tax may increase without any change to the assessed value.

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1. My address has changed; how do I notify the Assessor?
2. How is my real estate value determined?
3. When is my property reassessed?
4. What is market value?
5. What is assessed value?
6. Why would my assessment or taxes increase?
7. Is there an appeal process if I don't agree with the assessment increase?
8. My property has been destroyed; what are my options?
9. Is there tax relief for senior or disabled citizens?