Why Property Is
across all properties in the jurisdiction. By now you see
the assessor cannot ignore the DOR’s Study without any
Each Year.
impact to assessments. The difference is how it impacts
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the property in a jurisdiction.

The last important point to make is what takes place when

it is not a Quadrennial Year. Other than a Quad Year if

only a township equalization factor is applied at the

county level a property owner will not receive a

reassessment notice. There will only be a legal notice

printed once in the paper stating the township

equalization factor. An owner will not see the assessment

change until they receive the tax bill. When the assessor

makes all the changes at the township level, all owner’s

impacted will receive a notice. This gives them an

opportunity to appeal if they think the estimate of Market

Value is not correct well in advance of the tax bill. This is

why Manhattan Twp. Receives Change of Assessment
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Notices each year.
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