The Assessor's office is bound by state law to appraise all taxable real property, meaning land and buildings, at a "fair market value" or "reasonable selling price". Personal effects and furniture are not taxed. We are required to update all property appraisals at least once every four years. Property appraisals are effective as of January 1 of the year. Property values are turned over to the Board of Supervisors on the first Monday in July each year. The property tax roll is open for public inspection two weeks prior to the first Monday in August. All appeals of property appraisals must be filed with the Chancery Clerk's office during this two week period. The Board of Supervisors will hear appeals beginning the first Monday in August.