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1. 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.

Tags: faq, appraisal, new construction
2. Are Boats and Aircraft subject to property taxes?

Boats and airplanes are taxable and appraised annually.

Tags: faq, appraisal, boats, aircraft
3. 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.

Tags: faq, ag, ag preserve, williamson act
4. Why is the acreage shown for my parcel on the Assessor's Map different from the acreage my surveyor and/or realtor say I actually own ?

The acreage shown for each parcel on the Assessor's Map is the "net" acreage of that parcel.

Tags: faq, acreage, survey, realtor, net
5. 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. 

Tags: faq, survey, boundary, fence
6. 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

Tags: faq, address
7. 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.

Tags: faq, several apn
8. 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. 

Tags: faq, sold, leased, financed
9. 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.

Tags: faq, one overall tax bill
10. 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.

Tags: faq, apn, loan, lot, lender

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Mission Statement

The Assessor's Office is mandated by the California Constitution to annually prepare, and deliver a fair and accurate assessment roll. To accomplish this mandate the Assessor's Office must identify, determine ownership of and establish the taxable value of all land, improvements and personal property (including boats and aircraft) located in Tulare County. All these functions must be done in compliance with State, County and local laws. The information compiled in these mandated functions is annually delivered to the Auditor - Controller / Treasurer-Tax Collector / Registrar of Voters in the form of an assessment roll; and is also statistically reported to the State, the County Administrative Office and the public.

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