How often is my property evaluated?

The General Property Tax Law requires all properties to be evaluated each year. This does not necessarily mean that a field inspection is made of each individual property each year. Assessed values are generally determined by mass appraisal techniques. This is done by grouping similar property types together and analyzing the sales activity in those groups as well as performing field inspections on a sampling of properties within these groups. It is important that property owners periodically review their property record cards, which are available from your local assessor or online (in most jurisdictions).

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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?