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Q:  Do I have to let the county assessor/appraiser come into my house?

A:  You are not required to allow the appraiser to make an interior inspection of your home, but it is very helpful for the appraiser to see the complete home. If access is refused, the appraiser must estimate the value of the property using whatever information he or she has available. Interior inspection of all property does help to ensure accurate assessor records and fair assessment of all property within the county. Many counties will also use a preaddressed questionnaire to gather and verify information about the interior of a house, rental information for commercial property, and producing capacity of agricultural land.
More information
A Homeowner's Guide to Property Tax (pdf)
Personal Property Tax (pdf)
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