FYI: Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.
- What is a Supplemental Assessment?
State law requires the Assessor's Office to reappraise property upon change in ownership or completion of new construction. The Assessor's Office must issue a supplemental assessment which reflects the difference between the prior assessed value and the new assessment. This difference in value is prorated based on the number of months remaining in the fiscal year, ending June 30. (Generally, Supplemental Assessments are not accounted for in escrow dealings, but the new property owner should be made aware of the supplemental process.)
- 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.