Frequently Asked Questions

What is New Construction?
January 1, 2014
What is New Construction?

Copies of all building permits are sent to the Assessor's Office by the cities and County. If the construction is new (such as a room addition), a reappraisal is required. If the construction is for replacement, repair, or maintenance, a reappraisal is not required.

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What is the Williamson Act (Ag Preserve)?
January 1, 2014
What is the Williamson Act (Ag Preserve)?

 The California Land Conservation Act of 1965, commonly referred to as the Williamson Act,  is a tax relief measure for owners of farmland.

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Are Boats and Aircraft subject to property taxes?
January 1, 2014
Are Boats and Aircraft subject to property taxes?

Boats and airplanes are taxable and appraised annually.

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