How is my property assessed?

An Appraiser is required to visit your property once every five years to assess your property’s value. However, according to Idaho law, your property must be assessed at market value each year. In the years between an appraiser’s visit, the Jerome County Assessor compares current sales of properties similar to yours to determine your home’s market value –- or how much a potential buyer might reasonably pay for your property if it was for sale. Some of the features that often influence what a buyer would pay for your home and land include: Age, Condition, Location, Quality & Size.

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1. How is my property assessed?
2. My taxes increased, who do I talk to?
3. What if I don't agree with my assessed value?
4. How do I get my property lines or survey?
5. Where can I get new plates or renew my tags for a vehicle?
6. Where can I obtain or renew my driver's license?
7. Where can I record a deed or document?
8. What type of exemptions are available to homeowners?
9. When should I apply for the Homeowners Exemption?
10. Who can I talk to regarding a lien against my property?
11. Who can I talk to about property auctions?
12. Where can I get a new or renew a passport?
13. What is Market Value?
14. How often are property values adjusted?
15. How can my property be assessed on improvements when I haven’t made any?
16. What makes property real or personal?
17. How do I know what value the assessor has estimated for my property?
18. Why do I pay higher taxes than my neighbor?