The Assessor's office assesses property (both real estate and personal property). The County Clerk uses their assessed values and the taxing district levies to calculate the tax bills. The Collector's office then sends out the bills. We collect over a quarter of a billion dollars each year and distribute the collections to nearly 40 local taxing districts such as schools, cities, the library, etc.
You must fill out an assessment list for personal property in January of each year; real estate is automatically assessed. We send bills out in November. If you don't receive your bill by Thanksgiving, you need to give us a call. You must pay your bill by December 31st in order to avoid late fees.
I urge you to read the information on the Must Read link to learn specific details about this process. We want to exceed your expectations and are here to cheerfully help you. Please do not hesitate to contact our office.