Matching market, tax values next step in examination process
The next step in determining home values for the 2016 taxes is to review all the information acquired to see if it compares to market values and details on file at the county auditor’s workplace.
“It is now a desktop testimonial where people sit at banks of computer systems and take a look at the mailers, current info and photos,” main deputy auditor Chris Kline said.
Just recently mailers where property owners could verify if the auditor’s office information was precise were gone back to that workplace. Those were sent out as professional photographers were out in the field taking pictures of the exteriors on each of the parcels in the county.
The desk work will enable appraisers to figure out if there are any additions to the structures on each parcel.
“They can zoom in on the maps and photos and see everything,” Kline stated.
If after that evaluation there are any inconsistencies on the parcels, appraisers can go out in the field to validate.
After that the county’s outcomes will certainly go to the state for a last review.
“They will certainly take a look at sales versus values we need to see if we have values too low,” Kline said. “We have to change to get to the number the state wants us.
“They want us to be at a certain level of evaluation. They take a look at sales value versus the tax value we have on it.”
If the tax value is within 92 percent of the sales value, the state accepts that.
“If not, they will certainly make us change to get to there,” Kline said.
The last step will use up many of next year so the tax costs will certainly be all setprepare to send by mail out early 2017 for taxes owed in 2016.