The Assessing Department is responsible for assessing the value of all properties within the Fairbanks North Star Borough boundaries and administers all State and Borough exemptions as set forth in State Statutes and Borough Code. The department also maintains property records information, which includes ownership, address, assessed value, and property descriptions.


Assessing has two primary missions:

  1. Administer a property assessment that is fair, uniform, and equitable by employing the following eight procedures:
    • Locate and identify all taxable property within each taxing jurisdiction
    • Inventory the quantity, quality, and important characteristics of all taxable property
    • Accurately estimate the market value of each taxable property
    • Determine the extent of taxability of each property
    • Calculate the taxable value(s) for each property
    • Timely notify the owner(s) of the assessed value
    • Respond to inquiries regarding methods and values; Governing Laws and Regulations
    • Prepare and certify the official assessment roll of the entire Borough
  2. Provide up-to-date information about assessment and related property matters, a service grown in importance to the community over the years.