What happens in the even year?
For most real estate owners, nothing. However, if new construction and improvements have taken place, the property’s market value is adjusted to reflect the added value of the new construction. The total value is based upon the market conditions as of January first of the preceding year.

For example, if your house was valued by the assessor at $50,000 as of January 1, 2000, and you added a bedroom in June of 2000, the increase in value would be added for the 2001 tax year. If the house with the new bedroom would have been worth $60,000 on January 1, 2000, your market value for 2001 would be $60,000.

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1. What are assessment and reassessment?
2. How often is property reassessed?
3. What happens in the even year?
4. Is all property taxed?
5. Why is reassessment necessary?
6. Who is responsible for reassessing property?
7. What are the Assessor's qualifications?
8. What is market value?
9. How is my assessment level established?
10. How are the real estate classifications determined?
11. How does the assessor value my real property?
12. Will all property values change due to reassessment?
13. How does reassessment affect my taxes?
14. Will I be notified if there is an increase in my assessment?
15. If no improvements have been made to my property, why should the assessed value increase?
16. What if I disagree with my assessment?