Appraisal Using Square Feet
The Property Appraiser uses the adjusted-square-feet of a building to determine the value of your property.
A real estate agent or a private-sector appraiser may use square feet which is typically less than adjusted-square-feet and usually refers only to living space or air-conditioned space.
Adjusted-square-feet are measured from the outside of the building and include garages, open patios, covered entries, and carports. These parts of a building are calculated using a fraction of their actual square feet.