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Assessor

A person licensed by a municipality to conduct appraisals of local properties. An assessor may take into account the quality of a property, values of surrounding properties, and market conditions in the area. The purpose of an assessor's appraisals is to assess the value of properties so as to determine each owner's property tax liability.

assessor

A public official charged with maintaining the property tax rolls and the accuracy of the appraised and assessed value of properties.
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Metro Atlanta tax assessors began issuing 2009 tax notices in the late spring.
ANDP is preparing to repeat the RCLCO analysis with sales data from 2009 to review how well tax assessors did in reducing property values, specifically within the 15-ZIP-code study area.
Some tax assessors responded that they did not feel competent to answer question 6 while others indicated that their towns did not have sites and therefore they could not respond to question 6.
Yet the responses of the 16 tax assessors in affected towns show that substantial impacts often occurred within one-fourth mile of the site.
Some tax assessors indicated that there has been no impact during the last five years because the causes of such effects have been corrected.
Trump's lawsuit cites the testimony of Andrew Cuomo, a former tax assessor who said that values on some properties were raised to disguise the lower assessments of others.
Under the indictments, Schussler reportedly approached tax assessors prior to a building assessment and offered a bribe in exchange for a reduced assessment.
The alleged ringleader, Schussler, is an 85-year-old tax consultant, accused of bribing assessors for decades and worked as a Manhattan tax assessor for 30 years until he left in 1967.
In a far reaching decision, New York State's highest Court requires local real estate tax assessors to acknowledge the negative effect contamination has on a property site's fair market value.
Called SEG-SITE and accessed through PC-based Windows software, the new service helps real estate appraisers, inspectors, adjusters, tax assessors and contractors easily obtain building cost estimates segregated out by type of business and individual components, according to Cydney Capell, director of Marketing and Production at Marshall & Swift.