How are my property taxes calculated?

The amount of taxes you pay is determined by the “tax rate” applied to your property’s assessed value. Tax rates are based on dollars or cents per $100 of assessed valuation ($/$100). To calculate taxes on your property, take the assessed value and multiply it by the tax rate to arrive at the amount due. For example, if your home and land are assessed at $30,000 and the tax rate is $.84/$100, you would pay $30,000 x $84 = $252 ($30,000 times $84 equals $252) in property taxes.


The amount of taxes you pay would vary if you have applied for and are approved for the following: 1) Elderly and Permanently Disabled Persons Tax Exclusion; 2) Agricultural or Forestry Land Use Program; or 3) Property tax exemption. You can find out about these programs by contacting the Assessor’s Office.

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1. What does the tax administrator do?
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3. How are my property taxes calculated?
4. How can my taxes decrease or increase?
5. How is my assessment determined?
6. What if I disagree with the administrator’s valuation of my property?