assessor

noun

as·​ses·​sor ə-ˈse-sər How to pronounce assessor (audio)
1
: an official who assists a judge or magistrate
2
: one that assesses
especially : an official who assesses property for taxation

Examples of assessor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a property changes in use — for instance, a building that was once a residence becomes a restaurant — the county assessor is supposed to reassess the property by comparing it to similar ones. The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2024 Then, by the time their car tags are about to expire, their personal property accounts are out of date and must be fixed in person by county assessors. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 8 Apr. 2024 Property values, which are determined by a local assessor, also affect the tab. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 8 Apr. 2024 Information is now listed on the county assessor’s website at sdarcc.gov. Shane Harris, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Mar. 2024 These government-run sites use data from assessors to estimate the value of real property within a county, city, town or village. Fox News, 30 Oct. 2023 Today's top stories: → North Texas primaries: Outsider vs. establishment politics on display → Large hail, damaging winds expected in Dallas-Fort Worth → Burgess concedes loss in GOP primary for Tarrant tax assessor 🚨Get free alerts when news breaks. Harrison Mantas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 Mar. 2024 Court documents said that if a property’s value is increased by over 15% then an assessor is to conduct a physical inspection of the property and notify the owner of their rights to an interior one. Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Kansas City Star, 27 Feb. 2024 The median price of a detached home in Marin was $1.5 million last month, a year-over-year decline of about 7%, according to the latest data from the assessor’s office. Gary Klien, The Mercury News, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of assessor was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Assessor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assessor. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

assessor

noun
as·​ses·​sor ə-ˈses-ər How to pronounce assessor (audio)
: an official who assesses property for taxes

Legal Definition

assessor

noun
as·​ses·​sor ə-ˈse-sər How to pronounce assessor (audio)
1
: one appointed or elected to assist a judge or magistrate
especially : one with special knowledge of the subject to be decided see also master
2
: one that assesses
specifically : one that is authorized to assess property for taxation

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