Why have a property tax?
Properties are appraised and taxed to provide services such as schools, fire and police protection, public parks and other public benefits. Property owners thereby absorb their fair share of the cost in proportion to the amount of money their individual properties are worth.

The property tax is part of a well-balanced revenue system. It is a more stable source of money than sales and income taxes because it does not fluctuate as much during recessions. When the community spends tax dollars on better schools, parks, and so on, property values generally rise.

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1. Why have a property tax?
2. What authority does the City have to Conduct a Reassessment?
3. What is a market value?
4. How is Property Appraised?
5. What cause property values to change?
6. What is the role of the computers in the assessment process?
7. Can the assessment on my property be changed even if the assessor has not been inside my property?
8. Will I penalized if I don't let the assessor in when an inspection is requested?
9. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
10. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
11. Do all assessments change at the same rate?
12. Do all assessments change at the same rate?