Who determines my property tax?

There are three entities that have a role in determining your property tax:

  • The State Legislature establishes property classes and class rates, the levels of state aid to local units of government, sets the State Tax Rate for commercial and seasonal recreational residential property, and mandates unfunded programs to local government. 
  • Local units of government determine their tax levy amount. 
  • The County Assessor assigns each property a market value estimate and property use classification as provided by state statute.

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1. Why does the Assessor's Office exist?
2. Who determines my property tax?
3. What factors affect my property taxes?
4. Why has my property value changed?
5. Does a change in market value mean that my taxes will change?
6. How does the Assessor determine the estimated market value?
7. Are there any limits as to how much the estimated market value of my property can change in one year?
8. Does the estimated market value increase at the same rate on all properties?
9. Can the estimated market value change even if the appraiser has not been inside my property?
10. What will happen to my value if I improve my property?
11. Will my value go up if I repair my property?