The Assessor's Office Keeps records which are available for public viewing, including: Tax Maps, individual property assessing information, and copies of Deeds (back to 1980, which are free to homeowners).
The Assessor's Office is responsible for listing and valuing all real and personal property. Assessed values are based on "full and fair cash value", or 100% of fair market value. Assessors do not raise or lower taxes, or set the tax rate. Assessors reassess values each year so that the property taxpayer pays his or her fair share of the cost of local government, in proportion to the amount of money the property is worth.
Property and Excise Tax Bills are issued by the Tax Collector. Property Tax bills are based on a Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30), and are issued on a Quarterly basis (4 times per year).