Property Taxes 101

Each year, property owners receive bills from the county for their property taxes. But how are these taxes calculated? Or did you know that even though the county collects all property taxes, only a small portion goes to the county? The majority goes to school districts, cities and special districts. And do you know what services are being provided with the county’s portion?

To help you better understand and answer these questions, we created a four-part video series, Property Taxes 101, hosted by Commissioner Libby Szabo. In these videos, we will discuss how your property taxes are determined and provide a detailed example of how your tax bills are calculated. The videos include what mill levies are, assessed value of your property and what affects your property tax bill.