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 general, the County Assessor performs the following duties:
  • Advises the County's Township Trustees.
  • Oversees the General Reassessment process.
  • Serves as Member/Secretary of the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA).
  • Insures countywide uniform Property Tax Equalization.
  • Discovers and identifies omitted improvements (deck, shed, patio).
  • 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.
  • Provides current assessed values 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 (measurements, number of stories, basement vs crawl) and determines real property assessed value.
  • Establishes boundaries for neighborhoods within their Township.
  • Calculates the assessed value and transfers ownership of all Mobile Homes.