Duties and Responsibilities

The County Assessor:

  • Lists and maintains records on each piece of taxable real and personal property in Canadian County. Real property includes land and buildings (usually called improvements). Personal property includes business furniture, fixtures, equipment, inventory, and farm machinery and equipment.
  • Determines fair cash value annually for homes, businesses, and other taxable property in Canadian County. Fair cash value may go up or down depending on the real estate market in the county. The effective date of the appraisal is January 1st of every year. By law, the Assessor is required to perform a visual inspection of each property at least once every four years. The Assessor also determines a full or partial value of new construction, or improvements, depending upon the state of completion as of January 1st.
  • Notifies property owners of any increase in the fair cash value of their property.
  • Assists taxpayers in filing homestead exemptions and affidavits for property that is exempt under Oklahoma law.
  • Resolves questions or protests about valuation.
  • Appears before the County Board of Equalization.

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