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Columbia County Property Appraiser

Columbia County Property Appraiser




The Columbia County Property Appraiser is responsible for identifying, locating, and fairly valuing all property, both real and personal, within the county for tax purposes. The "market" value of real property is based on the current real estate market. Finding the "market" value of your property means discovering the price most people would pay for your property. Determining a fair and equitable value is the only role of this office in the taxing process.


 The property appraiser does not create the value. People make the value by buying and selling real estate in the market place. The property appraiser has the legal responsibility to study those transactions and appraise your property accordingly.


 The property appraiser also tracks:


 Ownership changes


 Maintains maps of parcel boundaries


 Keeps descriptions of buildings and property characteristics up to date


 Accepts and approves applications from individuals eligible for exemptions and other forms of property tax relief


 Analyzes trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents to best estimate the value of assessable property


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