Real Estate Assessor

Assessor Duties

The city assessor is appointed by and reports directly to the Petersburg City Council. As their primary adviser on state and local laws and policies applicable to appraisal and assessment of real property, the duties include directing an effective comprehensive assessment program for Petersburg.

Additional Responsibilities

The assessor:

  • Appraises real property
  • Approves all property tax abatements and supplements
  • Coordinates proper designation of land uses and ownership
  • Prepares an organizational plan for annual reassessment of real property parcels in the city
  • Reviews and codes all real estate transfers

In addition, the assessor supervises the employees in the office of the city assessor and represent the Petersburg Assessor’s Office before governing bodies, taxpayers, and the general public.