The city assessor is appointed by and reports directly to the Petersburg City Council. As their primary adviser on state and local laws and policies applicable to appraisal and assessment of real property, the duties include directing an effective comprehensive assessment program for Petersburg.
Appraises real property
Approves all property tax abatements and supplements
Coordinates proper designation of land uses and ownership
Prepares an organizational plan for annual reassessment of real property parcels in the city
Reviews and codes all real estate transfers
In addition, the assessor supervises the employees in the office of the city assessor and represent the Petersburg Assessor’s Office before governing bodies, taxpayers, and the general public.