Assessor

Legal Residence Applications

Special Assessment Legal Residence Application (PDF)

Completed applications may be submitted by mail, fax or email, or may be placed in the dropbox inside the entrance of the historic courthouse. Otherwise, please call our office to make an appointment.

Mobile Home Registration

To register a mobile home, please call our office to verify the requirements for completing the registration process. Information may be submitted via mail, email or fax, or placed in the dropbox inside the entrance of the historic courthouse. Otherwise, please call our office to make an appointment.

Department Functions

The Assessor's Office is responsible for the assignment of values to all real estate properties and mobile homes; not the tax amounts.

What This Office Does

  • Appraise real property and manufactured (mobile) homes for tax purposes
  • Conduct countywide reassessment every five years as required by the Department of Revenue
  • Accept and process appeals of values generated by this office
  • Transfer ownership of real property through recorded deeds
  • Process and validate applications for legal residence and agriculture
  • Provide property record cards (shows sketch of buildings and other related information)
  • Measure and appraise new construction for tax purposes
  • Maintain and process multiple lot discount applications for developers owning 10 or more lots in a homogenous neighborhood
  • Provide actual and potential rollback tax information
  • Change mailing addresses for real property and mobile homeowners as requested
  • Issue new decals for mobile homes
  • Represents the county in real property and mobile home value appeals to the Board of Assessment Appeals

This Office Does Not

  • Give legal advice
  • Research real property for legal claim
  • Have tax or other information on vehicles, boats, motors, or other personal property (See Auditor)
  • Accept payments for county property taxes (See Treasurer)
  • Assign site addresses
  • Give information on delinquent taxes
  • Set or change fees (i.e. stormwater waste fee (See Stormwater)
  • Assess manufacturing or utility properties