Assessment Videos Directory

Many jurisdictions have produced excellent videos on assessment topics and made them available online to the general public. They are organized here under each state with a short description. Also included are videos from other organizations on various assessment topics.

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Title: Your Assessment Appeal Video Training Series
Note: California State Board of Equalization created this set of 8 videos on the following topics: Introduction, Decline in market value, Base year value, Reassessment after calamity, Escape assessment and roll changes, filling out the application, Preparing for your hearing, and Your hearing.


Title: Lake County – Property Tax Assessments
Note: Second interview with Chief Assessment Officer, Martin Paulson (15 minutes).

Title: Lake County – Property Tax ABCs
Note: Provides brief overview of property taxes.

Title: Lake County – Budget/Tax Levy Cycle & Assessment/Tax Bill Process
Note: Explains the budgeting and assessment process in under 2 minutes using diagrams and charts.


Title: Riley County -- Who Are Appraisers? 
Note: Animated explanation of what appraisers do.

Title: Riley County-- Property Taxes
Note: Animated explanation of what property taxes are and why we need them.


Title: File Your Minnesota Homeowner's Property Tax Refund Online
Note: The Minnesota Department of Revenue offers free electronic filing for homeowners who qualify for a Property Tax refund. This video explains who qualifies to e-file and provides the list of information needed to file for your refund online.

New York

Title: About Property Taxes and Assessments
Note: A brief overview of the Real Property Tax in New York State, including how property is assessed and how property taxes are calculated.

Title: Contesting Your Property Assessment
Note: Information on how to contest your property assessment if you think it's inaccurate.


Title: Property Tax Values- 3 Very Similar Homes, But Very Different Tax Bills 
Note: Deschutes County Assessor, Scot Langton, wants to prepare taxpayers for an interesting combination of Measure 50 consequences, market fluctuation and economic circumstance coming this fall. When property tax statements are mailed in October, some Deschutes County homeowners may be a little surprised when they look at their tax bill. The property tax "fairy" explains the effects of Measure 50 and how taxpayers can use the county web site to graph their property value over time.



Title: Property Tax Assistance Division Training Videos
Note: Taxpayers and practitioners are invited to participate in videos hosted by the Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD). Categories include appraisal, appraisal review board, arbitration, and truth in taxation. Approximately 30 videos.

Title: Harris Central Appraisal District iFile & iSettle
Note: Pubilc Affairs Officer Donna Psencik discusses how property owners can protest their appraised value online through HCAD's iFile program, and how you may be able to settle your value online without coming to HCAD in person by using the iSettle program. This video will help you find your iFile number, your account number, and navigate your way through an online protest.

Title: Harris Central Appraisal District Residential Informal Meetings
Note: Describes the advantages of an informal meeting with an HCAD appraiser before a formal hearing with the Appraisal Review Board. Explains definition of market value and reviews how to get evidence concerning your property's value. 

Title: Harris Central Appraisal District The 10% Homestead Cap
Note: Markeda Maxie identifies who qualifies for the homestead cap and answer some frequently asked questions like “What does it mean?”, “Why is it applied?”, and “When and how is it calculated?"

Title: Harris Central Appraisal District Communicating with HCAD
Note: Identifies the 4 main ways to communicate with the appraisal district: by email, by telephone to our call center, by walk-in service in our Information and Assistance Center, or by first class mail.

Title: Harris Central Appraisal District Challenge of Appraisals
Note: Discusses the challenges of appraising property in Harris County. The sheer scope and complexity of a local economy that totals approximately one-fifth of the entire state's property value is staggering. 

Title: Harris Central Appraisal District Neighborhoods in Transition
Note: Discusses how HCAD appraises neighborhoods that are in a state of change as existing properties are re-developed into something new. 

Title: Harris Central Appraisal District Role of the Taxpayer Liaison Officer
Note: Explains the role of the Taxpayer Liaison Officer (TLO) for the Board of Directors of the HCAD. 

Title: Williamson Central Appraisal District Who are WCAD Appraisers?
Note: All about one of the 254 central appraisal districts in Texas.

Title: Williamson Central Appraisal District Property Inspection
Note: Property inspection procedures in WCAD.


Title: City of Richmond, British Columbia Property Taxes 101
Note: Property taxes are calculated based on the assessment values set by BC Assessment. This video provides a simplified explanation of the relationship between your assessment value and your property taxes.

Miscellaneous Videos

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF)
Title: USPAP Updates Explained
Note: Watch recent conversations about changes coming to USPAP.

Title: ESRI's TV Channel on YouTube
Note: ESRI company videos include technical demonstrations, industry seminar presentations, and many topical subjects on ESRI products. Currently has about 150 videos.

Lincoln Land Institute of Land Policy
Title: Property Tax 101: Why the Property Tax
Note: Explains why the property tax is a good tax for local governments and their constituents. Excellent for use with educating the public.

Title: Property Tax 101: The Mechanics
Note: Explains how local governments administer the property tax. Excellent for use with educating the public.