Proposition 13

 
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  • PROPOSITION 13
  • 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

 
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  • 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

 
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  • 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

 
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  • 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?

 

 

 Major Remodel

 
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  • MAJOR REMODEL
  • 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

 
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  • SUMMARY
  • METHOD OF HOLDING TITLE
  • TRUSTS
  • LEASES
  • LEGAL ENTITIES (PARTNERSHIPS AND CORPORATIONS)
  • TENANCY-IN-COMMON
  • JOINT TENANCY

 

 

 Reassessments Caused by New Construction

 
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  • Reassessment Caused by New Construction