Why do County Appraisers appraise property?
Each year, the cost of local services is spread across the value of taxable property. Local budgets / assessed value of taxable property = mill levy. The statewide school mill levy is 20 mills ($20 for every $1000 assessed value). County appraisers are responsible for uniformly and accurately valuing all property each year. That way, all citizens fairly share in supporting the cost of local services. Local services include police and fire protection, roads, parks, public health services, and schools.

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1. Why do County Appraisers appraise property?
2. How is property valued for tax purposes?
3. What is fair market value and how is it determined?
4. Should I appeal the value of my property?
5. How do I appeal my Notice of Value?
6. How do I appeal by Paying Under Protest?
7. What are the burdens of proof on appeal?