as·​ses·​sor | \ ə-ˈse-sər How to pronounce assessor (audio) \

Definition of assessor

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 The list includes de-escalation training for police along with a parks maintenance technician, additional funding for children’s library materials and temporary staffing for the assessor’s office. Don Stacom,, "Simsbury budget plan carries just 0.45% tax increase," 23 Feb. 2021 Some families whose adoptions were handled by Petersen wrote letters to the judge in support of the former assessor. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Paul Petersen gets 6-year federal sentence in Marshall Islands adoption scheme," 1 Dec. 2020 The assessor's office is still reviewing hundreds of applications, the city said. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit extends timeline to appeal property tax assessments. Here's what to know.," 27 Jan. 2021 The Board of Supervisors appointed Cook to serve as interim assessor after former Assessor Paul Petersen resigned. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, "Maricopa County primary election: Board of Supervisors, assessor, recorder and treasurer on ballot," 4 Aug. 2020 He was disbarred, according to public records, and resigned as Maricopa County assessor in January. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, "Former Arizona official sentenced to prison for running an illegal adoption scheme: ‘A baby-selling enterprise’," 2 Dec. 2020 People who have questions about their tax bill should call the assessor's office at (985) 809-8180. Staff Reports,, "Sheriff wants St. Tammany residents to pay property tax bills online or by mail, if possible," 5 Dec. 2020 To do that, a driver must also go back to the county assessor’s office (or its website) and get the vehicle reassessed every year. Nyssa Kruse, Arkansas Online, "Grown: How to get a vehicle assessed, registered in Arkansas," 9 Dec. 2020 The town appraised the parcel in 2018 for $238,100, assessor’s records show. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Former Manchester Drive-in site in Bolton marketed for residential development," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of assessor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Assessor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of assessor

: a person whose job is to officially say how much something (such as a property) is worth especially so that it can be taxed according to that value
law : a person who knows a lot about a particular subject and whose job is to give advice about that subject to a judge or other court official
: a person whose job is to officially say how well someone has done on a test, in a competition, etc.


as·​ses·​sor | \ ə-ˈse-sər How to pronounce assessor (audio) \

Legal Definition of assessor

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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