Who performs the appraisals?

The City of Bismarck Assessing Division employs certified appraisers according to century code. Appraisers are trained to look for specific amenities such as style, size, location, condition, and other factors that affect value. Statistical analysis of current sales in your neighborhood as well as review of cost models are used by appraisers to estimate market values.

At times, the City also employs data collection personnel who are trained to inspect, measure, and list the property features that appraisal personnel will analyze in determining value.

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1. What is Market Value, Assessed Value, and Taxable Value?
2. Who performs the appraisals?
3. What is the purpose of an on-site review?
4. What is the benefit of having an on-site review performed?
5. Why do my property taxes sometimes change?
6. When do any changes take effect?
7. How do I calculate property taxes?
8. What is the mill levy?