How will I know if my assessment is equitable?

There are two very good methods of determining this. First, compare the property to similar properties that sold in the previous year; the value should be in line with these sale prices. Second, if no recent sales are available, compare the assessment to other similar properties in the area using the Street Listing of Values available in the Assessor's Office; the value should be in line with these similar properties. Remember, very few properties are exactly alike and values should be comparable, but it seldom will be exactly the same as what seems to be a similar property.