SEC. 21-33-9. Manner of municipal assessment.
The assessment of all real and personal property in any municipality subject to taxation, except such property as is required by law to be assessed by the state railroad assessors, shall be made by the municipal assessor, by one (1) of the following methods:
(a) The governing authorities of any municipality may provide that the assessor shall copy from the county assessment rolls of real and personal property, that portion of the assessment rolls which embraces property, or persons, within the municipality. The copy may be made at any time after the county assessment rolls are filed with the clerk of the board of supervisors, by the county tax assessor.
(b) The governing authorities of any municipality may provide for a separate assessment to be made each year, by its assessor, of all taxable personal property, and each year, or each two (2) years, of all taxable real property, including buildings, improvements, structures or other interests therein.
If the governing authorities provide for a separate assessment by the assessor, as provided by paragraph (b) above, the assessor shall use tax lists for both real and personal property generally the same as the tax lists prescribed for county assessors.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) to the contrary, the governing authorities of any municipality which is located within a county having completed a countywide reappraisal approved by the state tax commission and which has been furnished a true copy of that part of the county assessment roll containing the property located within the municipality as provided in section 27-35-167 shall adopt such assessment roll for its assessment purposes.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 3742-03; Laws, 1938, Ex. Sess., ch. 19; 1950, ch. 492, Sec. 3; 1983, ch. 471, Sec. 1, eff from and after July 1, 1983.