How is the assessed value determined, and what is the tax rate?

The assessed value of newly created parcels will be determined at the final plat for the subdivision, the recording of a lot line adjustment, or the recording of a partition plat. For existing land, the assessed value shall be as established by the County Assessor.

The tax rate is the equivalent rate per thousand of assessed value that would be charged for property taxes if the land were in the city. The rate will vary from time to time, and shall be as established by the budgetary process and voters’ approval. Please be aware that 100% of all property taxes in the city pay for Public Safety services. In addition to 100% of property taxes, the city provides Public Safety with additional resources from the general fund.

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1. Are Service and Annexation Agreements required for all development outside the city and inside the Urban Growth Boundary?
2. Will the Service and Annexation Agreement be effective immediately upon signature and filing?
3. How is the assessed value determined, and what is the tax rate?
4. How will property be billed?
5. Will police really patrol and respond to issues miles from the current city limits?
6. My land was served by a community water system approved by the county, and the city is now connecting my area water system to the city system. Do I have to enter into an agreement?
7. If I sign a Service and Annexation Agreement, when can I expect my property to be annexed?
8. If I do not sign a Service and Annexation Agreement, can my property still be annexed?
9. Do I have a vote on annexation?
10. If I sign a Service and Annexation Agreement and the city provides fire and police service, will I still have to have an agreement with a private fire department to protect my property?
11. What other costs may I incur by signing this agreement?