How can my taxes increase?
When the people of the community vote for additional taxes, an individual's tax bill will increase. Property improvements such as new construction, additions, major renovations (kitchens and baths) can increase property values. The additional value is not calculated by the cost to renovate. It is determined by what similar properties with similar characteristics are selling for. The Assessor does not create value. Property owners make value by the transactions that take place in the real estate market. The Assessor has the legal and moral responsibility to appraise your property accordingly.

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1. What does the Assessor do?
2. What doesn't the Assessor do?
3. What is the tax levy?
4. What is Proposition 2 1/2?
5. How is your assessment determined?
6. How can my taxes increase?