How is my Real Property Taxed

Tax Rates are not set by the County Assessor. They are set by all budget authorities and are separated into two types:
 Primary Rates:  are set by government entities such as counties, cities, and towns. They are applied to the “Limited Property Value” to determine taxes due. These taxes are used for the basic expenses of government and schools.

Secondary Rates:  are set by special districts, fire districts and bond issues. Usually, taxpayers vote for these districts and bonds, so the rates are applied to the Full Cash Value to determine taxes due.


The Assessor does NOT do:

  • Does not raise or lower taxes
  • Does not collect taxes.
  • Does not determine your tax rate.

Show All Answers

1. What does it mean?
2. Does everyone get a notice?
3. Why did I receive this notice of valuation?
4. What are your rights and responsibilities?
5. What is the property classification of property?
6. Why did the Full Cash Value go up?
7. Can the Limited Property Value go up and the Full Cash Value go down?
8. How can the Full Cash Value Increase In a depressed market?
9. How is my Real Property Taxed
10. Why am I receiving a tax bill or Notice of Value for a mobile home that I no longer own?
11. Did every property owner get the same increase/decrease?
12. Why did the value go up when I have done nothing to the property?
13. Are there any exemptions offered that assists in property tax relief?
14. What can I do about the increase?
15. Are my taxes going up?