Harris County Assessor 101 Walnut Street Tomball TX 77375 713-368-2000
Harris County Assessor 701 West Baker Road Baytown TX 77521 713-368-2000
Harris County Assessor 101 Main Street Pasadena TX 77506 713-368-2000
Harris County Assessor's Office 1001 Preston Street Houston TX 77002 713-274-8002
La Porte City Assessor 604 West Fairmont Parkway La Porte TX 77571 281-471-5020
Montgomery County Assessor 1520 Lake Front Cir Spring TX 77380 281-292-3325
An assessor determines the values of properties in a local jurisdiction, such as a county or state. This assessment is then used to determine the taxable value of each property and the corresponding property tax amount. An assessor works with an auditor's office or local revenue commission to determine real estate and property value increases and decreases. The department may work with an appraiser's office on new construction projects to produce property and land tax assessments.
Assessors use a variety of GIS maps and tax equalization tools to determine valuations within their specific boundaries. The assessor determines which properties are exempt from property taxes and ensures that taxpayers aren't overburdened, as well as ensuring that properties aren't undervalued or overvalued. Assessors may provide valuable information for related property searches.