What is the role of computers in the assessment process?
Just as in many other fields, computers are useful in the assessment process. Assessors are trained to look for relationships between property characteristics and market value. By coding these characteristics and studying sale prices, assessors can estimate value by developing formulas and computer models. Computers are much faster and are capable of advanced analysis in this area.

But despite these capabilities, common sense and assessor judgment are always required to verify assessments. Staff appraiser most familiar with the neighborhoods and properties conduct a final review of all computer generated assessments.

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1. What do I do if I think my assessment is incorrect?
2. What is an annual reassessment?
3. Why do an annual reassessment?
4. Why are real estate taxes necessary?
5. What is fair market value?
6. What causes property values to change?
7. What is the effective date of my assessment?
8. When are buildings under construction assessed?
9. How is property appraised?
10. Do all assessments change at the same rate?
11. How do trends in real estate affect local assessments?
12. What is the role of computers in the assessment process?
13. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
14. Will my assessment increase if I repair my property?
15. Can the assessment on my property be changed even if the assessor has not been inside my property?
16. What is a field review?
17. Can I make an appointment for a field review?
18. How can I be sure the information used to determine the value of my property is correct?