What determines the amount of property tax?
Each taxing district (i.e. cities, fire departments, schools, etc.) determines what amount of their budget will be levied as a property tax. That amount is divided by the value of all the property within that district to determine the tax rate for that district. Each taxpayer then pays taxes on the value of the property they own multiplied by the tax rate for the district. This is known as the Simple Levy Process. Simple Levy Process

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1. How is the value of real property determined?
2. Is property assessed at its full value?
3. What determines the amount of property tax?
4. How is the value of personal property determined?
5. How am I notified of my property's value?
6. What kinds of property are taxable?
7. How are property tax levies established?
8. What are the legal limitations or property taxes?
9. What happens if levy limits are exceeded?
10. How will I know how much property tax is due?
11. How do I qualify for a property tax exemption or deferral?
12. How do I appeal the value placed on my property?
13. What other types of exemptions are available?
14. What other kinds of property are exempt?
15. If I move, where do I send my address change?
16. How do obtain other information and assistance?