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Sales impact value

Editor, the Journal,

An informational response to Davis Zanot’s letter to the editor in the April 25 Journal.

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for valuing all taxable property at 100% of its true and fair market value according to the highest and best use of the property, as mandated by state law. It’s important to note, however, that the Assessor’s Office does not set the market but interprets these market transactions, often set by Realtors in which both sellers and buyers agree.

Values are adjusted annually based upon sales of similar properties; the 2024 assessment r...


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