How can my taxes go up if my property’s taxable value does not increase?

Tax rates may be affected by a variety of factors. Rates may increase due to a taxing district’s emergency needs or voter-approved bonds and override levies. Total tax rates may increase due to the creation of a new taxing district that includes your property.

As an example, business has declined and slowed for local industry or agriculture, a county’s economy may suffer and affected property values may go down. However, your taxes may be higher since taxing districts still need to pay for basic services.

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1. How is property assessed?
2. What is market value?
3. How often are property values adjusted?
4. How can my property be assessed on improvements when I haven’t made any?
5. What makes property real or personal?
6. How do I know what value the assessor has estimated for my property?
7. How is my property tax determined?
8. What if I disagree with the value the assessor estimated for my property?
9. When will I get my property tax bill?
10. How can my taxes go up if my property’s taxable value does not increase?
11. Are there limits on property tax increases?
12. Why do I pay higher taxes than my neighbor?
13. Is any tax relief available to homeowners?
14. What is an occupancy tax?
15. What if I can’t afford to pay my taxes?
16. When must property taxes be paid?
17. What happens if my taxes aren’t paid on time?
18. How can I get more information about my property taxes?