We just bought a brand new lot this year, but the tax bill came in the previous owner's name; why didn't you update this?
When new lots or parcels are created during the year, new parcel numbers are assigned. However, the thing to keep in mind is that assessments are based on how the property existed on January 1 of the given year. How the property existed on January 1 is how the tax bill will be printed at the end of the year. If a new Plat, certified survey map (CSM), or deed creates new parcels during the year, those parcels will not be assessable and taxable until the following year.

Contact the treasurer for your municipality, who is authorized by statute to split the tax bill for you upon your request. Please note that some counties process splitting of tax bills differently. Check with your county's Real Property Lister for information. If you have any questions, please email the Real Property Lister.

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1. I don't believe my property assessment is correct; can you change it?
2. We just bought a brand new lot this year, but the tax bill came in the previous owner's name; why didn't you update this?