RULE CHANGES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 25, 2008

 

 

RULE 3.26

DESIGN OF PROPERTY RECORD CARDS

 

The basic design of property record cards by each class must be approved by ACD.  The following entries are required (where applicable):

 

City and Rurban Cards:

       

        Type of Card

        Parcel Number

Ownership Record and Description

(Include property address when available)

Sales History

Appraisal Summary

Assessment Summary

Land Record and Computation of Land Value

(Lot size is recommended but not required.  However, a breakdown

of value per lot should be included)

Review Record

Number of Cards and Card Number

Sketch

All Applicable Data Collection and Valuation Fields

Inspected Date, Inspected By

Reviewed Date, Reviewed By

Entered Date, Entered By

        Revisited Date, Revisited By

 

Rural Cards:

 

Type of Card

Parcel Number

Ownership Record and Description

(Include property address when available)

Sales History

Appraisal Summary

Assessment Summary

Review Record

Land Record and Computation of Land Value

(Lot size and production capability pricing is required)

Review Record

Number of Cards and Card Number

Sketch

All Applicable Data Collection and Valuation Fields

Inspected Date, Inspected By

Reviewed Date, Reviewed By

Entered Date, Entered By       

        Revisited Date, Revisited By

 

Commercial/ Industrial Cards:

 

Parcel Number

Ownership Record and Description

(Include property address when available)

Sales History

Appraisal Summary

Assessment Summary

Land Record and Computation of Land Value

(Lot size and value per lot is required.)

Review Record

Number of Cards and Card Number

Sketch

Property Description

Structural Elements

All Applicable Data Collection and Valuation Fields

Inspected Date, Inspected By

Reviewed Date, Reviewed By

Entered Date, Entered By

        Revisited Date, Revisited By

 

Inspected Date refers to the date of initial on-site verification of property characteristics as a part of reappraisal progress, except when a method of technology is allowed by the ACD Rules and Regulations and approved by the county and ACD as a substitute for any on-site inspection tasks.  In those cases, procedures and inspection/revisited fields must be clearly defined in the original plan or contract or in an addendum to the original plan or contract.  If the date of office analysis is allowed as the inspection date in conjunction with digital imagery, the imagery date must also be available.  Any method used for inspection must satisfy qualified appraiser requirements and the ACD definition of thorough visual review.  Inspection dates should not change as a result of revisits during the same reappraisal cycle, including return trips for further review or maintenance work.  Those dates should be recorded as revisited dates.

 

Inspected By refers to the appraiser who did the initial on-site verification of property characteristics as a part of reappraisal progress, or the appraiser who did the inspection tasks using approved technology, and it is usually represented by initials or a code. When an appraiser in training or otherwise unqualified in some aspect of data collection is accompanied or followed-up by the qualified appraiser, the less qualified appraiser’s initials will appear in the “Inspected By” field and the qualified appraiser’s initials will appear in the “Revisited By” field.

 

Entered Date refers to the date of data entry resulting from data collection on the reappraisal inspection date.*

 

Entered By refers to the initials or code of the person who did the data entry needed as a result of data collection on the reappraisal inspection date.*  

 

*Entered date/entered by shall not change with subsequent data entry during the reappraisal.

 

Revisited Date refers to the date physical characteristics of a property were revisited on-site or by using approved technology. 

 

Revisited By refers to the initials or code of an appraiser who revisited the physical characteristics of a property on-site or by using approved technology.

 

Additional fields may be used to suit the particular needs of a county, but they must not be used as substitutes for the above required fields. 

 

In addition to the above entry requirements on the property record card, the changed date and changed by code or initials must be available on the computer for all changes made to existing property information.

 

The deadline for implementation of the above terms and definitions in each county is at the start of the first new reappraisal in that county beginning on January 1, 2009 or thereafter.

 

Amended

Adopted 10/01/99

Amended 12/20/00

Amended 3/03/02

 

 

RULE 3.30

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS FOR PERFORMANCE AUDITS

 

Reappraisal performance must conform to these Rules and Regulations, and the appraisal process must uniformly employ logical and generally accepted methods and techniques that are necessary to produce credible appraisals.

 

Phase 1 completed parcels are those which have had data collection/review and data entry.  Phase 2 completed parcels are those for which valuation and corresponding entry into the CAMA system is complete.  The cumulative number of parcels which are Phase 1 complete must be at least 90% of planned progress unless sufficient reason is provided on the monthly progress report and approved by ACD.  For each property type, valuation must be complete for at least 50% of the parcels, subject to minor revisions, by April 19th of the valuation year.

 

For each performance audit, total errors and/or omissions must not exceed 5% for any general or specific element of the appraisal process.

 

Failure to list a dwelling or other major improvement or placement of that improvement on the wrong parcel may not occur on more than 2% of the parcels.

 

Individual perimeter measurements of one-story dwellings must be accurate within one foot.  Estimated measurements will be allowed for additional levels and for items such as driveways or fences, but these estimates should be based on techniques resulting in reasonable accuracy.

 

All real estate improvements must be listed on each property record card.  Those improvements that are deemed to have no contributory value by the appraiser must be listed with minimal description and coded uniformly by CAMA providers. Dimensional elements of NCV improvements are optional.  Failure to list all such improvements will be counted on the PA as an error.

 

The ACD will periodically audit entry of sales information during both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the reappraisal.  All deeds which necessitate a change of name or legal description that are more than 30 days past their filing date must have been entered into the county’s CAMA system.  Errors and/or omissions shall not exceed 5% of the total entries.

 

Adopted 10/01/99

 Amended 12/20/00

Amended 3/03/02

Amended 07/05/04

 

RULE 3.31

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE AUDIT

 

The Director of the Department may, for cause, and after opportunity for a hearing, suspend or terminate the contract of any appraisal firm or county, suspend or terminate the appraisal manager status of an appraisal manager, or remove an appraisal firm from the list of eligible contractors.

 

Whenever an audit indicates standards established elsewhere in these rules have not been met, the responsible party will be given the opportunity to dispute the audit results.  Upon a final determination that standards have not been met, the Director of the Department MAY declare the reappraisal to be out of compliance and/or require corrective action.  Factors that can influence the Director's decision include, but are not limited to (1) the significance of the problem, (2) the cause of the problem, and (3) previous violations.

 

Value-related elements are considered significant for these purposes when they are estimated to affect market value by $2,000 or more.  An insignificant problem can become significant when the county or appraisal firm fails to correct the problem.

 

When the reappraisal is determined to be out of compliance, that finding will be reported by certified mail to the county assessor and appraisal manager and reappraisal funding will be withheld or terminated.  The aforementioned letter will be copied to the board of equalization, county judge, quorum court, and the contractor when applicable. 

 

The aggrieved party shall have 30 days from the date of the certified letter to request a hearing.  If a hearing is requested, funds will continue to be withheld pending results of the hearing.

 

Failure to pass the ratio study causes a county to be out of compliance and reappraisal funding will be withheld immediately when a county fails the study.

 

If funding has not been terminated and out of compliance is due to causes other than a failed ratio study, the responsible party may sign, date, and return the enclosed Compliance Verification Form (Form A-17) within 30 calendar days of the date of the certified letter and agree to complete corrective action as required in order to return to compliance without a hearing.  Withheld funds will be released and payments will be resumed in accordance with the specifications of the Compliance Verification Form.  Termination of funding may occur if the aggrieved party does not either request a hearing or return the signed and dated Compliance Verification Form within 30 days.

 

If funding has not been terminated and out of compliance is due to a failure to meet the level or uniformity standards for ratio studies, procedures shall apply as outlined in A.C.A. 26-26-304 (f) and (g).  The reappraisal shall remain out of compliance and reappraisal funding shall continue to be withheld until completion of proper corrective action as required by a Compliance Verification Form.

 

For any out of compliance situation, termination of funding may result if the responsible party fails to complete required corrective action.

 

Adopted 10/01/99

Amended 4/2/01

Amended 3/3/02

Amended and implemented 4/9/04 by emergency procedure

Amended 07/05/04

Amended 12/20/06

 

 

RULE 3.39   

BIDS REQUIRED FOR CONTRACTED REAPPRAISALS   

                                                                

Each county that contracts reappraisal services will be required to advertise for bids for the planned reappraisal and to mail, fax, or email a copy of the notice/bid invitation to all companies listed on the ACD Annual Register of Appraisal Companies at the time of advertising. The notice/invitations to bid shall include the number of parcels, the time/date deadline for submitting bids (not less than 10 working days from the day the notice/invitations to bid are mailed out) and that any bids submitted by a contractor that do not meet the ACD approved specifications shall be rejected by the county.  The notice/invitation to bid shall also include a statement that the contractor may obtain a copy of the bid specifications by contacting the County Assessor and requesting that the specifications be mailed, emailed, or faxed to him. Along with the notice/invitation the county shall include a contractor response form. The response form shall contain at least the following options for the contractor to check. 1. This contractor wishes to bid on this reappraisal and a bid is enclosed. 2. This contractor does not wish to bid on this reappraisal but wishes to receive all bid notices/invitations in the future. Space should be provided for any comments the contractor wishes to make. The response form must be signed by an authorized representative of the contractor.

 

All contractors receiving the notice/invitation must complete and return the response form to the county. All bid documents, even if they are only the completed response form, must be mailed or hand delivered to the county in a sealed envelope or container clearly labeled “Bid Documents.” This requirement shall be a prerequisite for a contractor to remain on the ACD list of registered contractors.

 

 The deadline for submitting bids and forms shall be at least two hours before the scheduled time for opening. All such bids shall remain unopened and under lock, in a safe location, until the date and time for the bids be opened.

 

The county shall submit to the ACD a copy of all bids and forms received. In the event the county chooses to employ an appraisal firm other than the firm that submits a low bid, the county assessor must submit a written narrative explaining the county’s choice of firms.  The narrative must be attached to the proposed appraisal contract, and explain in detail what criteria were utilized to make the decision to hire a firm other than the low bidder.  Failure to comply with this rule will result in rejection of the proposed appraisal contract.

 

To assist counties in making judgments as to contractor’s qualifications and past performance, the ACD shall provide the following information about each contractor to the assessor, county judge, equalization board, and school superintendents in each county requesting bid for reappraisal contracts:

 

 

  1. Contractor Register information provided to ACD in compliance with ACD Rule 4.05, upon request.

 

  1. The total cost of each contract that each contractor currently has in force.

 

  1. Ratio study results in the counties where each contractor has completed reappraisal in the preceding two years.

 

  1. The number of findings by the ACD that each contractor was out of compliance during ACD procedural audits in the preceding twenty-four months.

 

  1. The number of instances during the preceding twenty-four months that each contractor has had a contract terminated or funding for the county terminated by the ACD.

 

Adopted 10/01/99

Amended 12/20/00

Amended 3/03/02

Amended 07/05/04

 

 

RULE 3.40

PAYMENT IN KIND SERVICES

 

All reappraisal contracts will allow for “payment in kind” services to be provided by county employees who participate in the reappraisal.  This provision will require the appraisal contractor to reimburse the county for work contributed to the reappraisal project by county employees, on a pre-agreed basis.  The provision will also provide for the appraisal contractor to have reasonable control over those employees regarding job duties, expected production, and work quality.  The provision will also allow the appraisal contractor to reject poor quality work performed by a county employee, which will relieve the contractor of any obligation to pay for such work.

Adopted 10/01/99

Repealed


 

RULE 4.04.1b

RATIO STUDY REQUIRED DATES

 

1.   January 31. By January 31 of each year all counties shall submit to ACD an electronic list of all warranty deeds and special warranty deeds. For counties with 50,000 or more parcels this list shall include all warranty deed and special warranty deed sales of vacant and residential parcels for the prior calendar year and all warranty deed and special warranty deed sales of commercial and industrial properties for the prior two calendar years. For all other counties the submission shall include all vacant and residential warranty deed and special warranty deed sales for the prior two calendar years and all warranty deed and special warranty deed sales of commercial and industrial properties for the prior three calendar years. Each sale shall contain the following items.

 

·      Parcel number

·      Section, township, and range or subdivision

·      The existing land, building, and total value of the property before        consideration of value caps, partial exemptions, etc.

·       The primary use code of the property

·       Market area

·       Neighborhood-actual neighborhood used in location analysis

·       School district

·       The land size and unit of measurement (acres, square feet, etc.)

·       The living area, construction grade, grade adjustment factor, year built if available, and effective age or remaining economic life percentage of the    primary building in the case of residential properties

·       The Marshall & Swift building class code (A, B, C, D, or S), occupancy type code, gross building area, year built, effective age, and remaining economic life in the case of commercial and industrial properties

·        The sale date, deed book and page, deed type, grantor, grantee, and sale validation code for the most recent warranty or special warranty deed sale of the property

·       The sale price and any adjustments to the price for personal property, etc.

·       Sales/Ratio related comments

·       Location Factor

 

      The file shall contain one row per property and must be in ASCII fixed field, ASCII comma separated value (CSV), Excel, or Quattro Pro format, or in a format that is directly compatible with Excel.

 

2. March 1. By March 1 ACD shall prepare a preliminary ratio study for each revaluation county that sets forth the level and uniformity of assessments in the county based on existing assessed values. Sales used in the study will not be adjusted for time.

 

3.   April 1. By April 1 ACD will determine appropriate time adjustment factors for each county for each of the three major property classifications described in 1.4 above based on sales submitted by the county and provide the results to the county.

 

4. June 1. By June 1 counties must notify the ACD of any disagreements with its     time adjustment factors and submit any requested changes or modifications to the adjustments. (See also 4.04.1d.1 and 4.04.1d.2 below.)

                                  

5.   July 1. By July 1 counties conducting revaluations shall submit to ACD an electronic file of all real property appraised on a market value standard. The file shall include the following items for each property:

 

·     Parcel number

·     Section, township, and range or subdivision

·     The new land, building, and total value of the property before consideration of       value caps, partial exemptions, etc.

·     The prior land, building, and total value before consideration of value caps, partial exemptions, etc.

·     The primary use code of the property

·     Market area

·     Neighborhood- actual neighborhood used in location factor analysis

·     School district

·     The land size and corresponding unit of measurement

·     The living area, construction grade, grade adjustment factor, year built if available, and effective age or remaining economic life percentage of the primary building in the case of residential properties

·     The Marshall & Swift building class code (A, B, C, D, or S), occupancy type code, gross building area, year built, effective age, and remaining economic life in the case of commercial and industrial properties

·     The sale date, deed book and page, deed type, grantor, grantee, and sale validation code for the most recent warranty or special warranty deed sale of the property

·     The sale price and any adjustments to the price for personal property, etc.

·     Sales/Ratio related comments

·     Location Factor

 

      The file shall contain one row per property and must be in ASCII fixed field, ASCII comma separated value (CSV), Excel, or Quattro Pro format, or in a format that is directly compatible with Excel.

                                    

  6. August 1. By August 1 September 15.  By September 15 ACD shall prepare a final ratio study for each evaluation county setting forth the level and uniformity of assessments in the county for the revaluation year.

  

RULE 4.04.1c

SALES USED IN RATIO STUDIES

 

1.      Sales time frame. In counties with at least 50,000 real property parcels, the ratio study will use one year of sales for vacant and residential properties and two years of sales for commercial and industrial properties. For all other counties the study will use two years of sales for vacant and residential properties and three years of sales for commercial and industrial properties.

 

2.      Audit of county submissions. The ACD will compare county sales submissions against records maintained by county recorders to ensure that all warranty deeds have been timely submitted.

 

     3a. Sales validation codes. Counties shall assign one of the following validation  codes to each sale to be included on all sales submitted to ACD.

 

            00        UV       Un-validated sale

            01        VS       Valid sale

            02        GO      Sale to or from a government agency

            03        CH      Sale to or from a charitable, religious, or educational institution

            04        FI         Sale in which a financial institution is the buyer in lieu of                                                  foreclosure, or in which a financial institution is the seller and the                                               property is not exposed to the open market

            05        RL       Sale between related parties (Ex.  Family transaction,                                                               employer/employee transaction, inter-company transaction)

            06        CV      Sale of convenience, e.g., to correct a title defect or create a joint                                             tenancy

            07        ES       Sale settling an estate

            08        FS       Forced sale – seller is sheriff, receiver, or court officer

            09        DT       Sale of doubtful title

            10        TR       Sale involving a trade

            11        PI         Sale of a partial interest in the property

            12        CT       Sale involving a land contract (including payoff of the contract)

            13        CS      Significant improvement (e.g., room addition or renovation) to a

                                    property between sale date and assessment date

            14        AS       Assemblage sale – purchase of an adjoining property at a premium

                                    price

            15        MU      Sales of multiple properties that fail to constitute an economic unit

                                    of multiple properties (includes bulk sales of properties to a                                                      developer or builder)

            16        PP       Sale involving personal property of significant but undeterminable

                                    value (see discussion in 4.04.1d.3)

            17        OTF    Sale involving non-market financing or other non-real estate

                                    considerations of significant but undeterminable value (see                                                       discussion in 4.04.1d.4)

            18        FD       Future Development/Sale includes new dwelling to be assessed

            19        MH      Sale includes mobile home

            20        AL       Land priced as AG/ not priced at market value

            21        DV      Sale impacted by divorce

            22        IS         Sale amount insufficient to be used in sales analysis

            23        NM      Property not listed for sale on open market

            24        RC      Relocation/Buyback

            25        VA       Primary parcel of a group of parcels that have sold

            26        AP       Additional parcels that are linked to the primary parcel

 

     3b. Information codes considered valid sales.

 

            25        VA       Primary parcel of a group of parcels that have sold

            26        AP       Additional parcels that are linked to the primary parcel

 

     4.    Audit of county validation codes. The ACD will audit a random sample of at least       50 sales submitted by each revaluation county to ensure that validation codes   have been correctly assigned. The sample will include an equal number of sales        coded as valid and invalid by the county. The ACD shall share its audit findings         with the county and the county shall have an opportunity to dispute its findings. If             the ACD determines that more than 10% of sampled vacant, residential, or    commercial/industrial sales are incorrectly coded, it shall not use validation codes      submitted by the county for that property class, but rather shall use electronic           edits, select and validate a random sample of sales, or take other measures       deemed appropriate to ensure a valid study.

 

     5.    Sales valid for study. The ACD shall use sales coded as 01 (VS) and 00 (UV) in       its ratio studies. If there is a disagreement between a county and the ACD as to   the proper validation code for a sale, the ACD shall use the code it considers        most appropriate. Both 01 (VS) and 00 (UV) sales shall be subject to electronic       edits (see 3.11 below).

 

     6.    Use of most recent sale. If more than one valid sale occurs for a property during        the time frame of the study, only the most recent sale shall be used in the study.

    

     7.    Multiple parcel sales. Sales of multiple parcels that constitute a single economic       unit should be included in the study by summing the assessments and comparing      the total assessed value with the sale price. Such sales should be screened in   the same manner as individual parcel sales to determine whether they represent            legitimate representations of market value.

    

     8.    New construction sales. To help ensure that vacant land sales are not compared       with assessments that reflect recent improvements and to prevent the study from   being disproportionately influenced by new construction, sales involving new    construction (e.g., as indicated by the year built) shall not be used in the ratio    study.

     9.    Low-value properties. The lowest 10% of residential assessed values, the lowest      10% of commercial/industrial assessed values, and the lowest 10% of vacant             land assessed values shall be excluded from the study.  The lowest 10% of         residential assessed values and the lowest 10% of commercial/industrial          assessed values shall be excluded from the study.  The lowest 10% of vacant             land assessed values or all vacant land assessed values less than or equal to      $400 ($2000 full value), whichever is higher, shall be excluded from the study.             These properties will be removed prior to conducting electronic edits.

 

  10.    High-value commercial properties. Any property that constitutes more than 5% of 

            the total assessed value of commercial and industrial properties in a county will

            be excluded from the study. These properties will be removed prior to electronic        edits.

 

  11.    Electronic edits. The ACD may conduct statistical-based edits to filter properties       with atypical features, sales prices, or assessment-to-sale ratios from the study.      Not more than approximately 5% of sales shall be filtered from the study based           on ratio alone.

 

  12.     Appraisals. In order to achieve adequate sample size and representativeness for

            commercial and industrial properties, the ACD may appraise a random sample of    such properties. All three approaches to value shall be considered. The approach

            emphasized in a particular appraisal shall be appropriate for the type of property      in question. The assessor and appraisal contractor shall be afforded an opportunity to review the appraisals and to submit information supporting          different value conclusions.  Conflicts will be resolved by an independent third             party review if different value conclusions will materially affect the outcome of the       study. The appraisal will serve as surrogate commercial/industrial sales in the      study. The ACD will not conduct appraisals of vacant or residential properties.

 

RULE 4.08.1

DEFINITIONS RELATING TO AMENDMENT 59 AND ACT 848 OF 1981

 

The following definitions relate to amendment 59 to the Arkansas Constitution: Act 1981, No. 848.

 

1.    REAPPRAISAL - The estimating of value of all taxable real property within the    county as of a given date within a given time frame.

 

2.    MASS APPRAISAL - Estimating the value of a group of properties as of a given           date, within a given time frame using generally accepted techniques.

 

3.    REASSESSMENT - Process of placing reappraisal values in the official             assessment record.

 

4.    COUNTY-WIDE REAPPRAISAL - Mass appraisal of certain classes of   properties within a county, provided those other classes of property not         reappraised have had          their values reviewed and are currently assessed at            acceptable levels.

 

5.    PREVAILING VALUE - Value of a property as determined by the existing            appraised values of other similar properties in the county.

 

6.    NEWLY DISCOVERED PROPERTY - Property that has never been on the         assessment roll.

 

7.    NEW CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS - Changes to property that have          occurred to property already on the assessment roll.

 

8.    BASE YEAR - Year when reassessed values are entered on assessment roll.

 

9.    MARKET VALUE - Most probable sale price of a property in terms of money in a competitive and open market, assuming that the buyer and seller are acting prudently and knowledgeable, allowing sufficient time for the sale, and assuming that the transaction is not affected by undue pressures.

 

10.  BONA FIDE AGRICULTURAL LAND - Land that is devoted to the production     of         commercial quantities of plant products to be used for human consumption,             animal feed, or as a textile.

 

11.  BONA FIDE PASTURE LAND - Land to benefit grazing animals, or growing      forage             crops with the intent of selling or storing for future use.

 

12. BONA FIDE TIMBER LAND - Forest land that is producing, or capable of            producing, crops of industrial wood and is not withdrawn from timber utilization        (Appendix, pg 30, “Forest Resources of Arkansas” Southern Forest Experiment     Station, Resource Bulletin SO-169, Feb. 1992).

 

The following definitions apply to Amendment 79 to the Arkansas Constitution.

 

1.      CHANGE IN USE - The terms "newly discovered" and "newly constructed" as contained in Arkansas Constitution Article 16, Section 12 and Amendment 79 shall be construed to include change in use.

 

2.      SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT TO REAL PROPERTY- The term “substantial improvements to real property” as used in Amendment 79, Sections 1(b) (2) and (1) (c) (2) means:

 

1.  Renovation, reconstruction, and refurbishment occurring to further a change in the use and/or class of an improvement.  Upon completion of the renovation, reconstruction or refurbishment the assessor shall note the change in use and reappraise the improvement based upon its prevailing market value in the following assessment year.  If multiple improvements reside on the parcel, only those that have been renovated, reconstructed or refurbished shall be reappraised and the remainder shall continue to be valued in accordance with Amendment 79, Sections 1(b)(1), 1(c)(1) or 2(b) whichever is appropriate.

 

2.  Renovation, reconstruction, and refurbishment occurring that will add 25% or more to the contributory value of an improvement to the property.  Upon completion of the renovation, reconstruction or refurbishment the assessor shall note and document the contributory value increase and reappraise the improvement based upon its prevailing market value in the following assessment year.  If multiple improvements reside on the parcel, only those that have been renovated, reconstructed or refurbished shall be reappraised and the remainder shall continue to be valued in accordance with Amendment 79, Sections 1(b)(1), 1(c)(1) or 2(b) whichever is appropriate.

 

The term “substantial improvements to real property” as used in Amendment 79, Sections 1(b)(2) and (1)(c)(2) does not include normal maintenance on an improvement intended to only maintain its existing utility.

 

Adopted 10/01/99

Amended 12/20/00

Amended 07/05/04

 

 


RULE 4.08.2

DEFINTIONS RELATING TO AMENDMENT 79

 

 

1.      CHANGE IN USE - The terms "newly discovered" and "newly constructed" as contained in Arkansas Constitution Article 16, Section 12 and Amendment 79 shall be construed to include change in use.

 

2.      SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT TO REAL PROPERTY- The term “substantial improvements to real property” as used in Amendment 79, Sections 1(b) (2) and (1) (c) (2) means:

a.  Renovation, reconstruction, and refurbishment occurring to further a change in the use and/or class of an improvement.  Upon completion of the renovation, reconstruction or refurbishment the assessor shall note the change in use and reappraise the improvement based upon its prevailing market value in the following assessment year.  If multiple improvements reside on the parcel, only those that have been renovated, reconstructed or refurbished shall be reappraised and the remainder shall continue to be valued in accordance with Amendment 79, Sections 1(b)(1), 1(c)(1) or 2(b) whichever is appropriate.

 

b.  Renovation, reconstruction, and refurbishment occurring that will add 25% or more to the contributory value of an improvement to the property.  Upon completion of the renovation, reconstruction or refurbishment the assessor shall note and document the contributory value increase and reappraise the improvement based upon its prevailing market value in the following assessment year.  If multiple improvements reside on the parcel, only those that have been renovated, reconstructed or refurbished shall be reappraised and the remainder shall continue to be valued in accordance with Amendment 79, Sections 1(b)(1), 1(c)(1) or 2(b) whichever is appropriate.

 

         NOTE:  “substantial improvements to real property” as used in Amendment                              79, Sections 1(b)(2) and (1)(c)(2) does not include normal maintenance                            on an improvement intended to only maintain its existing utility.

 

3.    FULL VALUE, (aka  market value or appraised value), is a property’s most      probable selling price or current value estimate as of the statutory valuation                    date.

 

4.     FULL ASSESSED VALUE  (aka Assessed Value), is equal to 20% of the Full           Value.

 

5.    TAXABLE ASSESSED VALUE, is the value after the limitations to assessed value increases contained in Amendment 79 to the Arkansas Constitution are applied.         Taxable Value will be less than or equal to Assessed Value.

 

Paragraphs 1, 2, and note adopted

10/01/99 as part of Rule 4.08.1

Amended 12/20/00

Amended 7/5/04

 

 


RULE 4.24

APPOINTMENT AND TERMS OF SERVICE OF MEMBERS OF THE CAMA

COMPLIANCE AND CERTIFICATION ADVISORY BOARD

 

The Arkansas CAMA Compliance and Certification Advisory Board shall be made up of persons known to have knowledge, experience, and expertise in the field of mass appraisal of real property in general and the operation and use of CAMA systems in particular.

 

Within thirty days following the adoption of this rule each CAMA system provider currently operating in the state shall submit to the director of the ACD three candidates, not affiliated in any way with their company, for membership to the board. The term "not affiliated" shall include owners and employees of the CAMA system provider. From each group of three, the director shall select and appoint one candidate to serve on the board for a two year term except that initially one half of the members shall receive a one year term, to be determined by draw. In addition the director shall appoint two ACD staff persons to serve on the board at the will of the director. The initial board shall be appointed as soon as practicable following the adoption of these rules and his/her replacement shall be appointed on the expiration of his/her term. However, each member shall continue to serve until his/her replacement has been appointed. The director may choose to reappoint any member for additional terms.

 

The membership shall be comprised of the following:

 

One member of the staff of each CAMA software vendor, to be nominated by the vendor and submitted to the director of the ACD for approval, to serve a two year term from the date of appointment.

 

One member of the staff of each reappraisal contractor, to be nominated by the contractor and submitted to the director of the ACD for approval, to serve a two year term from the date of appointment.

 

Two in-house CAMA system users who shall be selected by the director of the ACD from a nominating pool for a one year term. Any County that performs its own reappraisal duties may nominate qualified individuals to the pool.

 

Two members of the ACD staff who shall be appointed by the director of the ACD and serve at the discretion of the director.

 

Adopted and effective 07/01/05 by emergency procedure

Adopted 11/13/05