FAQ

Special Assessment – When does the city consider payment for Payoff amounts?

Payment is considered when the city receives the check/payment.  When calling for payoff amount, be sure to consider additional days for payment transfer.

Assessment – How many tax parcels are in the City?

For tax year 2009 there were 5,685 residential, 438 commercial, 79 manufacturing and 13 agricultural parcels for a total of 6,215 parcels.

Assessment – What if I’d like my property assessment value reviewed?

The City’s contracted Assessor places the assessment value on the property. If, after talking with the Assessor, you do not agree with the assessed value, your next step is to complete an “Objection Form.” This form must be filed before you appear at the Board of Review meeting. The meeting is usually scheduled during the month of May (call the City Assessor or the Clerk/Treasurer, 766-6300, for additional information).

Assessment – What is the City’s assessment ratio?

The City’s assessment ratio for 2015 is 1.02059%. A revaluation of all property parcels in the city was completed in 2009.

Assessment – What is the City’s tax rate?

The City’s 2015 assessed tax rate (the rate which is multiplied by the assessed value to determine taxes owed) is $21.1496. The City’s equalized tax rate (the rate which should be used for comparison with other communities) is $21.5761.