Assessor

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Overview
County Assessor - The County Assessor identifies, lists, and calculates the assessed value of all Real and Personal property in those areas of the county that are not maintained by the individual Township Trustees.  In general, the County Assessor performs the following duties:
  • Advises and instructs the County's Township Trustees.
  • Oversees the General Reassessment process.
  • Serves as Member/Secretary of the County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.
  • Insures countywide uniform Property Tax Equalization.
  • Discovers and identifies omitted property.
  • Calculates the assessed value of all real property in each taxing district.
  • Verifies and reviews the self-reported values of all personal property in each taxing district.
  • Calculates current Assessments to the County Auditor's Office.
  • Utilizes recent sales of land (Sales Disclosures) to establish base market rates and values in each neighborhood, adjusts base values depending on location, nearness to amenities and other influence factors.
  • Records property characteristics and determines real property assessments.
  • Establishes boundaries for neighborhoods within their Township.
  • Utilizes recent sales of land (Sales Disclosures) to establish base market rates and values in each neighborhood within their Township, adjusts base values depending on location, nearness to amenities and other influence factors within their Township.