Use Equitable Property Value

The Equitable Property Value solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you communicate parcel, property sales, and floodplain information as well as solicit assessment appeals from property owners in order to improve customer service and promote fair and equitable property values.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the solution by assuming the role of a user and performing the workflows below.

Locate parcels impacted by a floodplain

As the general public and real estate professionals search for properties, floodplain boundaries come into consideration so that informed decisions can be made during the land development and home buying processes.

In this workflow, you will learn how to locate and view authoritative floodplain boundary information (DFIRM panels) provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) using Floodplain Inquiry.

You will assume the role of a resident in a local community. You want to see if a property you are interested in purchasing sits within a floodplain boundary.

  1. In a browser, go the Equitable Property Value ArcGIS Hub site, find Floodplain Inquiry in the Property Applications section, and click the Locate Floodplain button.
  2. Enter the parcel number or address in the search box, or click the location directly on the map.
  3. Review property details such as address, parcel number, and if the selected property is impacted by a flood zone.

Locate comparable sales

To determine fair market value of a subject or prospective property, the general public and real estate professionals can look for properties with similar characteristics using Residential Comp Finder.

You will assume the role of a local homeowner. You want to find recently sold properties with similar characteristics in order to determine the value of your home.

  1. In a browser, go the Equitable Property Value ArcGIS Hub site. Create a community identity or sign in with an existing user. Click Get Involved to follow the initiative.
  2. Following the initiative will give you access to the Residential Comp Finder app, click Find Comps.
  3. Enter the parcel number, address, or school district in the search box, or click the location directly on the map.
  4. Optionally, adjust the buffer slider to see a larger list of potential businesses.
  5. Review property details such as address, parcel number, year built, floor area, assessed value, sale price, sales date, and sales ratio.
  6. Optionally, use the filters to refine the results. For example, use the Sale Amount filter to find a home sold for between $250,000 and $350,000.

Discover parcel and tax distribution information

Providing up-to-date and accurate information on taxes can help taxpayers know where their dollars go and allow local governments to operate with transparency. Using the Tax Parcel Viewer, the general public can access property tax information as well as see where property tax dollars are being distributed, along with the amount of each distribution.

You will assume the role of a local homeowner. You want to find your property to see how your property taxes have been distributed.

  1. In a browser, go the Equitable Property Value ArcGIS Hub site, find Tax Parcel Viewer in the Property Applications section, and click the View Parcels button.
  2. Enter the parcel number, owner, or address in the search box, or click the location directly on the map.
  3. Review property details such as address, parcel number, owner name, subdivision, structure types, and assessed and land values.
  4. You can also find tax distribution information to see how property tax from this parcel has been locally allocated.

Estimate tax liability and appeal assessment

To determine tax liability and review assessment of a property, property owners depend on the assessor’s office to accurately determine and assess their property’s value.

In this workflow, you will learn how to estimate tax liability and file a formal appeal of a property assessment.

Calculate estimated tax liability

Property owners can use the Tax Liability Calculator to compute their estimated tax liability.

  1. In a browser, go the Equitable Property Value ArcGIS Hub site. Find the embedded Tax Liability Calculator.
  2. Complete the Sale Price field to see a property’s estimated tax liability.

File a Property Tax Assessment Appeal

Property owners can use the Property Tax Assessment Appeal form to file a formal request for the review of their property assessment.

  1. In a browser, go the Equitable Property Value ArcGIS Hub site. Create a community identity or sign in with an existing user. Click Get Involved to follow the initiative.
  2. Following the initiative will give you access to the Property Tax Assessment Appeal application, click Apply.
  3. Complete the Property Tax Assessment Appeal and click Submit.