The Assessors Division is responsible for measuring the value of real and personal property and insuring that owners of such property all pay their fair and equitable share of the tax burden based upon those values. The Assessors are also responsible for meeting the certification requirements of the Department of Revenue. To meet these requirements, the assessors are obligated to revalue all properties yearly, and once every five years undergo a state re-certification audit. In addition to certification duties, the Board finalizes the taxable list and prepares the tax bills; updates records relating to property transfers; inspects new construction, additions and alterations of sites; processes motor vehicle excise tax bills by year's end; and administers special assessments and statutory exemptions.