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Know if I have to let the Assessor onto my property
Either by contact prior to or during the inspection, you may deny the assessor access to your home, in which case he would do an inspection from the outside only. You may even ask the assessor to leave the property entirely. You are not required to allow the assessor access to your property.
Despite denial of access to the property, the assessor is required to value the property for property tax purposes. So a value will be assessed to all properties, access allowed or not.
For those considering denying the assessor access, be aware that legislation that allows taxpayers to deny the assessor access also prohibits the city and county boards of appeal and equalization from changing the assessed value of any property for which the appellant denied the assessor access to inspect. You cannot refuse to let the assessor inspect and then argue that the assessor got the value wrong. Appellants looking for relief must allow inspection of the property by the assessor.