Why can't current real estate listings be used when determining the value of my home for assessment purposes?
Current real estate listings cannot be used in determining the true cash value and resulting assessed values of local properties. Assessed value cannot be based on speculation as to what a home might sell for. By law, assessed values must be based on confirmed arm's length sales that have taken place.

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1. How do I contact the assessor about a property?
2. I just received a Notice of Assessment that has "This is not a bill" on it. What is it and what does this mean?
3. I recently purchased a home in Livingston County. Why isn't my assessed value half of what I paid for the property?
4. Why can't current real estate listings be used when determining the value of my home for assessment purposes?
5. Are financial institution sales used in the sales study?
6. How do I calculate an approximate amount of annual property tax dollars for a property?
7. How often is my property evaluated?
8. If I add a deck to my house is it taxable?
9. How can I appeal my assessed and/or taxable value?
10. What is the Board of Review and what does it do?
11. How can I obtain Property Tax Forms?
12. How do I qualify for a Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption (FKA Homestead Property Exemption)?
13. How can I get a copy of a subdivision plat or master agreement?
14. Do you have a survey of my property?