County Assessor Duties

  • A County Assessor is responsible for appraising and assessing a property in order to determine its value.
  • This procedure is important in order to establish the correct amount of taxes that the property owner would need to pay.
  • A County Assessor would be responsible for appraising and assessing several types of properties.
  • Some common types of property that need appraisals include agricultural and residential properties.
  • Depending on the area a County Assessor works in, they may provide appraisals for entire neighborhoods all at once.
  • They can do this by using a procedure created to perform mass appraisals.
  • This procedure can be implemented with the help of computer systems and programs.
  • In the case a property owner contests an appraisal the County Assessor would need to use a single property procedure in order to resolve the challenge.
  • Some counties and jurisdictions have a predetermined schedule created to provide reevaluations and a County Assessor would need to appraise according to the timetable.
  • A County Assessor would then confirm and certify the appraisal after the reevaluation.
  • After a reevaluation and reassessment, a County Assessor would be responsible for contacting the property owner regarding the updated assessment.
  • They may contact property owners by mailing notices and details regarding the final assessment.
  • One important aspect of a County Assessor’s job is to be fully knowledgeable of tax assessment procedures in case property owners request further information regarding the assessment.
  • County Assessor would have to defend their assessment and be able to explain their process.
  • In addition to the appraising and assessing duties, a County Assessor would also be responsible for administrative and clerical duties.
Kim Smith

Kim Smith

County Assessor

400 S. Washington Street
Hope, AR. 71801

Tel: (870) 777-2384
Fax: (870) 777-7827

Shirley Porter

Shirley Porter

Deputy Assessor/Personal

Judy Gray

Judy Gray

Deputy Assessor/Personal

Renee Gilbert

Renee Gilbert

Deputy Assessor/Real Estate

Jeri Freeman

Jeri Freeman

Deputy Assessor/Real Estate

Steve Whatley

Steve Whatley

Deputy Assessor/Real Estate