One important item to remember is to let the County Assessor or the Tax Collector know your current address. We have no way of tracing this information unless you tell us. If you buy or sell property, we encourage you to record all deeds and/or contracts with the County Recorder, providing owners names and current addresses. Should names or addresses change, a change of address card, available at the post office, should be sent to the County Assessor.

If a bankruptcy is filed, your lawyer or the Bankruptcy Court should notify the tax collector because this does have an affect on the tax collection procedure.

If your mortgage company is to pay your taxes, they must request the notice from the Tax Collector’s Office each year by September.

The Assessor’s Office establishes property values. You should receive your tax assessment notice by June 1. You have until the fourth Monday of June to file a protest. The Assessor’s Office also administers property tax relief programs. Hardship Exemptions are available through the County Commissioners’ Office.