The assessment process is the basis for generating property tax revenues that pay for schools, roads, fire protection, ambulance services, police protection, recreational facilities, cemeteries, assisted living / care home, hospital, and many other local services.
The County Appraiser is responsible for discovering, listing, and valuing all property within Grant County and must follow state laws when meeting these responsibilities. Each year the Appraiser must review recent real estate sales and consider local economic conditions in order to maintain the most current value of the property in the county. The appraiser's goal is equalization of property values. This causes the taxes that pay for many community services to be distributed fairly and equitably between property owners.