Find out where to get public property tax records.
Assessors evaluate the value of properties and parcels in their jurisdiction in order to determine property taxes. The Assessor's Office maintains current data on every parcel in the district, including records on property tax assessments, property valuations, and comparable property values, as well as the value of all the property in the jurisdiction. Assessors provide online appeals forms to challenge incorrect property tax assessments. Many Assessor's Offices make their property tax records available to the public online.
Clerks file documents and preserve a range of municipal records in order to maintain an archive for their municipality. These documents, including tax payment records, are open to the public. The Clerk's Office keeps several records on tax payments, including property tax payments, unpaid property taxes, local tax payments, tax liens on properties, and real estate excise taxes. They also maintain records on local excise and use tax payments. Many Clerk's Offices provide online access to their tax payment records.
Recorders of Deeds maintain records on a range of transactions and deeds for their jurisdiction. These records are open to the public. The Office of the Recorder of Deeds keeps tax payment records, including paid and unpaid property taxes, property tax liens, defaults on property taxes, and property valuations. They also record land transactions such as deeds, mortgages, and easements, and maintain records on real estate excise taxes. Many Recorders of Deeds make their tax payment records available online.
Treasurers and Tax Collectors are responsible for the collection of tax revenue in their jurisdiction, including property taxes. The Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains current data on every parcel in the district, as well as a number of other tax payment records. These records include property tax assessments, defaults on property taxes, and property valuations. The Treasurer and Tax Collector may also maintain information on local tax payments, property auctions, and a property's prior liens or foreclosures. Many Treasurers and Tax Collectors provide online databases to access tax payment records.