Frequently Asked Questions

I previously legally split my property into several new lots and then sold some of them. Why am I still receiving a tax bill for the entire property?

 Each year, land owners who subdivide, then sell off portions of their property cumulatively create literally thousands of new lots.

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I recently purchased a lot in a relatively new subdivision. Why have I not yet received my own separate property tax bill?

 Each year, land owners who subdivide, then sell off portions of their property cumulatively create literally thousands of new lots.

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I applied for a loan on a lot, but the lender tells me that I must supply them with the new Assessor's Parcel Number (APN)

I recently applied for a loan on a new subdivision lot that I purchased, but the lender tells me that I must supply them with the new Assessor's Parcel Number ("APN"), covering my specific lot before they can process my loan application.  How do I get the new APN ?

Although it would certainly be convenient for your lender to have the new APN covering just your lot, it is our understanding that it is not required by law in order for your lender to complete the loan.

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January 1, 2014
How can I be assigned, confirm or verify the official site address for a building or building site on a given assessment parcel number ("APN") ?

The "official" address for a building or building site can only be issued, confirmed or verified by the City's or County's Building, Community Development or Planning Department

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I own two or more adjacent lots covered by a separate APN, How can I receive just one overall tax bill covering all of the lots?

 I own two or more adjacent subdivided lots each covered by a separate assessment parcel number ("APN") and received two or more tax bills.  How can I receive just one overall tax bill covering all of the lots?

If the City's or County's Building, Community Development or Planning Department confirms, in writing, that the lots cannot be developed, financed, leased or sold separately, then they may be combined into one tax bill.

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January 1, 2014
I receive just one tax bill on several adjacent subdivided lots that I own all covered by one APN. How can I get separate APNs and tax bills?

 

If the City's or County's Building, Community Development or Planning Department confirms, in writing, that each of the lots can be developed, financed, leased or sold separately, then there may be a separate tax bill for each lot.

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January 1, 2014
If land has been drawn as two or more separate assessor’s parcels, does that mean that those APN's can each be separately transferred, sold, leased, financed or developed ?

 If an overall area of land has been drawn and numbered as two or more separate assessor’s parcels on the assessor’s maps, does that fact alone mean that those separate assessor’s parcels can each be separately transferred, sold, leased, financed or developed ?

 No.  Depending on where the land is located, the city’s or county’s building, planning and/or community development department has primary authority to determine if any specific area of land can be separately transferred, sold, leased, financed or developed. 

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