The first step in the assessment process is to gather information on ownership, location, use, sales, building measurements, construction costs, rental income and other pertinent information.
Primary Sources of Information
Primary sources for this information are real property deeds and declarations, subdivision maps, building permits and local building contractors. Other primary sources are declarations filed by owners of taxable personal property and appraisers who conduct on-site inspections to gather land and building characteristics.
The assessor stores this information, which is updated and maintained for current and future use in the assessment process.