The Assessor and staff arrive at the assessed value. If you believe that your assessment is wrong, the first step is to contact the Assessor’s Office. Questions and discussion can be clarified through a telephone call. A meeting or informal hearing might be necessary. If so, you will be given an appointed time to come into the Assessor’s Office. This is the proper time and place to correct any errors and miscalculations.
A member of the Assessor’s staff will review your property records, and necessary adjustments will be made if you show that an error has been made in describing your property, which significantly affects its value.
If there is a significant difference between the data on your property records and the state of your property, the Assessor’s Office will schedule an inspection and review of your property. In some cases, where the person appealing presents factual evidence, an adjustment can be made without additional inspection and review.