Assessment Procedure Details for 2000-2020

Lucy Msall filed this request with the Washoe County Assessor of Washoe County, NV .
Due Feb. 18, 2021
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From: Lucy Msall


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records (including scripts/"code" from statistical software, if applicable) sufficient to illustrate the procedure(s) used to re-assess residential & commercial property from 2000-2020, including what underlying years of data, variables, and statistical software were/are used in mass appraisal. I also request records sufficient to explain any changes made to the assessment procedure(s) during this time frame.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lucy Msall

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Greetings,

This is a confirmation of your public records request received by the Washoe County Manager’s Office. Your request has been routed to the Assessor’s Office within Washoe County.

Washoe County Assessor's Office<https://www.washoecounty.us/assessor/index.php>

Staff will respond within 5 business days as allowed by NRS 239.0107 (1).

Sincerely,

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ID 80055
Date/Time 2/17/2021 9:59 AM
Type Assessor - Public Records Request
Address Sun Valley
Comments To whom it may concern:

Pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records (including scripts/"code" from statistical software, if applicable) sufficient to illustrate the procedure(s) used to re-assess residential & commercial property from 2000-2020, including what underlying years of data, variables, and statistical software were/are used in mass appraisal. I also request records sufficient to explain any changes made to the assessment procedure(s) during this time frame.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,






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2021-02-17 17:58:55Z

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Hi Lucy,

I am in receipt of your request for information dating back to 2000. There will be a significant amount of time involved and therefore it is going to take a day or two to determine the fees and the turn around time.

I'll be back in touch when I have more information.

Sincerely,

~Cori

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Cori Burke

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From: Lucy Msall

Thanks Cori!
Sounds good. I'm also happy to talk about the request over the phone if that would make things easier on your end.
Best,
Lucy

From: Washoe County Assessor

Please see answers below:

Pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records (including scripts/"code" from statistical software, if applicable) sufficient to illustrate the procedure(s) used to re-assess residential & commercial property from 2000-2020, including what underlying years of data, variables, and statistical software were/are used in mass appraisal. I also request records sufficient to explain any changes made to the assessment procedure(s) during this time frame.​
​Procedures used to reassess residential and commercial property are set in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 361 which can be found at leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-361.html
Specifically, NRS 361.227 identifies the way in which taxable value is determined and NRS 361.260 explains the frequency and method of assessing property for taxation in Nevada.
Although NRS 361.260 states property must be reappraised once every five years, Washoe County reappraises annually and has done so for over a decade.
Any codes and scripts are proprietary information and are not owned by Washoe County.

I hope that has sufficiently answered your request. Please let me know if you need further information.

Sincerely,

~Cori

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Cori Burke

Chief Deputy Assessor | Assessor’s Office

cburke@washoecounty.us<mailto:cburke@washoecounty.us> | Office: 775.328.2203 | Fax: 775-328-3641

1001 E Ninth St BLDG D, Reno, NV 89512

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From: Lucy Msall

Hi Cori,

Thanks very much for the helpful pointer to the relevant statute. If I may, I'd love to ask 2 follow-up questions:

(1) NRS 361.260 states that the reappraisal process shall consider "comparable sales of land before July 1 of the year before the lien date". I understand the lien date in Washoe County is usually July 1. So are taxes with a lien date of July 1, 2021 based on comparable sales from Jan 1- June 31 of 2020? That is, is the comparable sales calculation always based only on the first 6 months of the year, or do you use the full prior year's worth of sales (or maybe even previous year's sales as well)? The statute seems to support either interpretation.

(2) To what company does Wahoe County outsource it's mass appraisal process? (Completely understand if I need to file a different request to find this out, but thought I'd ask!)

Thank you very much for all your help,
Lucy

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