|PROPERTY ASSESSMENT DIRECTORY||
Property tax on real estate is usually levied by local government, sometimes at the municipal level, but most often at the county level. The assessment is made up of two components—the improvement or building value, and the land or site value. Assessments may be given at 100 percent of value or at a lesser percentage. Ad valorem (of value) property taxes are based on fair market property values of individual estates. The local tax assessor will then apply an established assessment rate to the fair market value. By multiplying the tax rate x against the assessed value of the property, property tax is calculated.
Here you will find links to property assessment databases from around the country that allow you to search online, usually by owner name or property address, in order to find the assessed values of properties. You'll also find a few international sites as well. They are arranged in alphabetical order by state, and can be accessed from the links above.