A physical inspection of both the interior and exterior of each property is conducted, where building dimensions and characteristics are noted. This is the Data Collection phase of the project. Each Data Collector carries identification and their vehicles are registered with the Police Department.
While the Data Collection phase is going on, Appraisers are studying the sales and determining where the actual increases and decreases in value are occurring. This study of recent property sales allows comparison to be made and Appraisers then review this collected data and apply the determining factors of the sales analysis to come up with a value of each property.
Each property owner received an individual notice of the assessment. Property owners can also review the entire public assessed values, so that the property owner can see what the values are around his/her property. All property owners are given the opportunity to discuss their values with the Appraisal Staff at an appointed time which will be publicly announced towards the end of the Revaluation. At that time, the property owner can voice concerns, discuss inaccuracies or discrepancies with a qualified Appraiser who will review the property record card and explain the value. Should a re-collection or re-valuation need to be done the Appraiser will make that determination, and any changes that result will be sent to the property owner.