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Q: How was real property assessed before Proposition 13 was enacted in this state?
Q: How is new construction reported to the Assessor’s Office?
Q: Will all building permits cause a reappraisal?
Q: When I build a room addition, is my entire property reassessed?
Q: What is a change in ownership for property tax purposes?
Q: Will most changes in ownership cause a reappraisal?
Q: If I refinance my house, will the property be reappraised?
Q: Will a reappraisal be required when property is placed in a trust?
Q: If a corporation changes ownership, is a reappraisal required?
Q: Can the assessed value of my property be decreased?
Assessment Appeals Process
ASSESSMENT APPEALS PROCESS
Q: What is an assessment appeal?
Q: When must an assessment appeal be filed?
Q: If I file an appeal, will I have to appear at the hearing?
Q: What should I present at the appeal hearing to support my case?
Q: Where can I obtain sales information of comparable properties?
Q: Will I have to pay my property tax bill if I file an appeal?
Q: How can I obtain an assessment appeals application?
Notification of Taxable Value
NOTIFICATION OF TAXABLE VALUE
Q: Why are these notices mailed?
Q: How many property owners will be receiving these notifications?
Q: Why are property owners who purchased their property after January 1, 1989 being notified?
Q: If I requested a reduction in my assessment before May 31, 1997, will the assessor’s office notify me of the results?
Q: If I did not receive a notification letter, how can I find out the taxable value of my property?
Q: If I think the taxable value of my property exceeds its market value, what should I do?
Q: Where and how can I file an assessment appeal?
Assessment of Unfinished Construction
ASSESSMENT OF UNFINISHED CONSTRUCTION
Q: Why is an appraisal required on January 1st for all unfinished new construction?
Q: How does the assessor’s office learn about new construction?
Q: Will the entire property be appraised if only a portion is under construction on January 1st.
Q: How does the assessor’s office determine the value of unfinished construction?
Q: Will this January 1 appraisal of the unfinished construction cause a supplemental tax bill?
Q: Will I be notified of the value on the unfinished construction?
Q: What should I do if I disagree with the value of my unfinished construction?
Q: How does the Assessor’s Office know when a home has been remodeled?
Q: How does the Assessor’s Office obtain information concerning the size and the cost of a remodel?
Q: When will a remodel cause a property tax increase?
Q: Will every remodel cause an increase in property taxes?
Q: Are there other times when a remodel will not cause a property tax increase?
Q: If I add a new family room, will the entire property be reassessed?
Q: How does the Assessor’s Office determine the increase in value for a major remodel?
Q: What should I do if I disagree with the assessor’s value for my remodel?
Change of Ownership Reappraisals
METHOD OF HOLDING TITLE
LEGAL ENTITIES (PARTNERSHIPS AND CORPORATIONS)
Reassessments Caused by New Construction
Reassessment Caused by New Construction
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