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County assessor answers property tax questions

Douglas County Assessor Doug Sonnemann participated Wednesday in a question-and-answer forum online on The Record-Courier’s daily Running Commentary. Here are excerpts of the forum: What does the assessor do? The assessor is in charge of the assessor’s office which values property for tax purposes. Property includes homes, commercial, industrial, land, aircraft and business assets, but not inventory among other items. How often are properties assessed? We reappraise all property every year. This has been a big help as values went down in our difficult economy to reflect the lower values that had occurred. We can’t exceed market values and we …

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