This article details several ways you can research the property tax history for any real estate property in the United States. Using publicly available resources, a homebuyer is able to easily locate the property tax history. We recommend that a homebuyer then verify that is the correct information by researching the most recent local tax assessment value, the local property tax rate and then checking if there are any applicable tax exemptions.
by Christian Scully
Property tax data is part of the public record.
A lot of property information is a made part of the public record, making it available to anyone who knows where to look. It used to be that you would have to venture all the way down to your local city or town hall to request any property records. As more and more towns and cities throughout the country digitize their records, and online database systems improve, it is becoming increasingly easy to find all the information you need in a few minutes right on the web. Here are a few ways to find and verify this information:
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