The Assessor’s Office is responsible for annually assessing real properties at a uniform level of value. This requires the ongoing maintenance of property and inventory records, sales date, tax maps, and related Real Property Tax Law and literature.
The Assessor’s Office is also responsible for processing both whole and partial exemptions. This involves 38 types of exemptions and collectively involves 3,735 exemptions annually as opposed to only 4,544 parcels of real property in the City.
The City Assessor’s calendar is as follows:
January 1st – Valuation date
Feb-March – Mailing of Exemption Forms
May 1st – Taxable Status Date – All Exemptions forms due
June 1st – Tentative Assessment Roll Filing
3rd Tuesday/June – Grievance day
August 1st – Final Assessment Roll filing
Status of Assessment update:
2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2013, and 2016 completed
2016 Equalization Rate/Level of Assessment – 100%