If my taxes increase, what is the reason?
In accordance with State Law, the Assessing Department inspects all properties in the City once every 4 years. We also annually inspect properties based on building permits and sales. If changes are noted that increase your property’s value, your taxes will likely increase. Even if no changes have been made to your property, and your valuation stays the same, your taxes can still increase if the tax rate increases.

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1. What is the tax rate (mil rate) and how is it calculated?
2. If my taxes increase, what is the reason?
3. Why does the former property owner's name appear on my tax bill?
4. Why won't the City of Lewiston send my tax bill directly to my bank or mortgage company?
5. What do I do if I don’t agree with the Assessor’s valuation of my property?
6. I applied for an exemption on my property, but it did not show up on my bill. Why?