If I recently bought my property, is this purchase price considered?
Yes, but it does not dictate a change in assessment. Uniformity requires that value adjustments not be made simply due to a recent sale. The subject property’s sale price is not necessarily conclusive evidence of true market value, although it should be considered unless the sale is not arms length (e.g. foreclosure or estate sale), Properties purchased years ago are not reflective of what properties are worth today.

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1. Where can I lookup information on my property and surrounding properties?
2. What is a property assessment?
3. Who actually sets my assessment?
4. What is the County Board of Assessment Appeals?
5. What is meant by "uniform" assessment rate?
6. What is "Market Value"?
7. If I recently bought my property, is this purchase price considered?
8. What is the difference between an assessment and taxes?
9. How do I appeal my assessment?
10. What happens after I file an assessment appeal?
11. What happens at the assessment appeal hearing?
12. What is good evidence to convince the Board to reconsider a new value of my home?
13. Who may represent a property owner?
14. Are there special rules for corporations or an LLC etc.?
15. What happens if I am unable to attend my scheduled hearing date?
16. What happens if I decide not to go through with the appeal?
17. What happens after the assessment appeal hearing?
18. What happens if I don't agree with the Board's decision?
19. Are there programs available for those who have hardship cases?
20. Whom do I contact if I need information regarding tax information, tax rates and tax dollars?