Decatur County Assessor Justin Cornett announced that door-to-door inspections of all residential properties in Decatur County will begin on September 7th. Property owners are being asked to cooperate by allowing a complete inspection of their property.
The reappraisal project was approved by the Conference Board in February of 2019.
The purpose of the program is to equalize property assessments so each taxpayer is responsible for paying their fair share of the property tax burden.
Data collectors with photo ID signed by the assessor will make interior and exterior inspections of all residential properties. Information collected will include the type of construction, type of interior finish, physical condition of the property, age of structrues and exterior measurements. No estimate of value will be given at the time of inspection.
The project is scheduled for completion December 31st, 2022. Questions may be directed to the Decatur County Assessor’s Office at 641-446-4314.