The role of the Assessors Office is the valuation of all real and personal property throughout the entire community. The Department of Revenue requires that all property is valued at full and fair cash value which ensures that all property owners pay their fair and equitable share of the yearly tax burden. This office is responsible for meeting and adhering to strict certification requirements of the State Department of Revenue. To meet these requirements, the assessors are obligated to revalue all properties yearly and, once every three years, undergo a state recertification audit. In addition to its appraisal duties, the Assessors Office responsibilities include the processing of property tax abatements, personal exemptions, excise tax issues as well as various real estate related inquiries.