The responsibilities of the Assessor's Office include maintaining various data on all properties located in the City. This information includes ownership, mailing address, location, year built, lot sizes, and characteristics of the structure. The Assessor's Office adjusts assessments accordingly, due to changes, such as demolitions, appeals, subdivisions, or improvements. In addition, the Assessor along with his staff reviews all property transfers and updates these records. The Assessor's Office also provides applications for and answers questions about state-mandated property tax deduction programs.