FYI: 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.
- The new owners of the property next to mine say that the fence between our two properties is in the wrong location and must be moved
Can you help me?
The Assessor/Clerk-Recorder has no authority to and cannot: A) Give anyone legal advice; B) Determine the actual ground location of any property boundaries or corner marks of a parcel; or C) Prepare deeds or read/write land descriptions for property owners.
- What is the Assessor's function?
The Assessor has the responsibility for annually discovering and assessing all property, and keeping track of all persons owning, claiming, possessing or controlling it, within the County as required by law. The Assessor must produce and deliver an assessment roll by July 1 of each year. The Assessment Roll becomes the base upon which local property taxes are levied, collected and distributed to the state (schools), cities, development agencies, special districts, and the County of Tulare.