Department : Responsible for processing land transactions that
convey property and plotting them on the tax maps. Maps are plotted
from the legal descriptions.
Appraisal Department : Responsible
for the reviewing and placing values on property, both real and
personal. This office is also responsible for processing and
agricultural exemptions that may have been claimed by landowners.
Assessor's Office : Responsible for
the classing of property and processing homestead exemptions when
applicable. Another task of this department is the balancing of the
abstract each year. Also, any changes of address must be filed with
the Assessors office.
If you buy property it is the taxpayer's
responsibility to come into the Assessors office to assess your
property, regardless of what you will be doing with the property. In
some instances you may qualify for some type of exemption (IE.
homestead, over 65, disability). All assessments must be made by
December 31 of each year for the following tax year.
Business Personal Property must be filed in
the Appraiser's office. If you own a business you must file a
Business Personal Property Return by December 31.