The Department of the City Assessor is responsible for measuring the value of real and personal property and insuring that owners of such property all pay their fair and equitable share of the tax burden based upon those values. The Assessor's Department is also responsible for meeting the certification requirements of the Department of Revenue.
To meet these requirements, the assessors are obliged to revalue all properties yearly and, once every three years, undergo a state recertification update auditing. Also, the assessors are required to list and measure all properties to be certified by the Department of Revenue every 9th year. In addition to certification duties, the department makes itself available to assist homeowners and those who utilize public information such as appraisers, realtors, lawyers, etc.