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 – 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 2019 is 87.32%. A revaluation of all property parcels in the city was last completed in 2009.  A revaluation is currently in process, expected to be finished by the 2021 tax rate year.

Assessment – What is the City’s tax rate?

The City’s 2019 assessed tax rate (the rate which is multiplied by the assessed value to determine taxes owed) is $23.557 The City’s equalized tax rate (the rate which should be used for comparison with other communities) is $20.56971.