FYI: Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.)
- How do I appeal my assessment?
Differences over the valuation of property are handled by the Assessment Appeals Board.
- 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.