Monday, March 21, 2011

Assessors are Coming to the City

Beginning Monday, March 21st assessors from Accurate Appraisal, the contracted city assessment company, will be visiting certain residences in order to maintain “full value” assessments.  All Assessors will be wearing an identification badge and will be carrying a letter from City Hall that also identifies them. 

Full value assessments are important to maintain in order to make sure that all properties are valued on a fair and equitable basis so each property owner pays only their fair share of the property taxes.  They will begin the process by knocking on your door making contact to perform an inspection.  If you are unavailable, they will leave a note on your door asking you to call their office to make an appointment for an inspection.
Property owners should expect the assessor to visit their home if they meet any one of the following criteria:
  1. New construction, exempt status changes, and zoning changes.
  2. Properties affected by legal description changes, building removal, fire, significant remodeling, or other major condition changes.
  3. All sale properties.
  4. Requests for review by property owners of the City's Board of Review.
  5. Inclusive of the properties listed above, Accurate Appraisal will also inspect approximately 25 percent of the non-manufacturing parcel count as shown on the prior year's final City Clerk's Statement of Assessment.
Please refer to these documents for additional information:
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Clerk/Treasurer Nancy Zastrow at (608) 868-6900 x.5.