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What information is commonly provided on tax assessors' websites?

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Common information available on tax assessors' websites includes homeowner guides related to property valuation and taxation, assessment records, forms and maps, as does the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor. Some counties such as Sacramento offer reference material for individuals, businesses and real estate professionals .

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The information available varies by locality but often includes policies related to specialized properties such as mobile homes and exceptional events such as the death of a homeowner, as well as available ax exemptions, such as those for senior citizens, veterans and disabled homeowners, according to the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor. The law and guidelines covering tax valuation relief programs, individual exemptions and commercial exemptions are also listed on several websites, as is the case with the Maricopa County Assessor's Office.

Many tax offices offer varied mapping services that provide users with information about the tax assessment maps, parcel information and other visual property assessment information. Counties such as Henry County, Ga., offer maps enabled with Geographic Information Systems.

Other common information available on tax assessors' websites include the assessor's name and contact information as well as the address, telephone numbers and general tax deadlines applicable to all taxpayers, according to the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor, the Maricopa County Assessor's Office and the Sacramento County Assessor's websites.

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