Who establishes the tax rate?
The City of Suffolk City Council. The real estate tax rate is established each year after two separate public hearings have been held by the City Council - one hearing on the tax rate and one hearing on the budget.

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1. Who establishes the tax rate?
2. How are real estate taxes calculated?
3. What is the effective date of annual assessments?
4. How do I know if my property assessment has changed?
5. Will home maintenance increase the assessment?
6. How can my assessment increase or decrease even when there have been no changes made to the property?
7. Are properties reassessed every year?
8. What is meant by the term "sales ratio"?
9. What is the required ratio of assessed value to fair market value?
10. How do I access property assessments and record information?
11. What should a property owner do if they disagree with their assessment?