What if I disagree with the assessed value as shown on my tax bill?

 

The Tax Collector cannot change the assessed valuation or the amount of taxes. The County Board of Supervisors sits as Board of Equalization to equalize assessments on the local roll each year. Hearings begin on the third Monday in July until all applicants are heard. Applications for hearings must be filed between the 2nd of July and the 15th of September of each year. Failure to make such application precludes any subsequent changes.

If you disagree with the assessed value of your property you do have the right to appeal. An "application of Changed Assessment" can be obtained from, and filed with the Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board located at:
           2800 Burrell Avenue,
           Visalia, Ca. 93291;
           Telephone (559) 636-5000.
If the assessment was made during the normal assessment period, the application must be filed during the period of July 2nd through September 15th. If the assessment was made outside the normal assessment period, the application must be filed within the 60 days of mailing of a notification of the assessment.

You should contact the Assessor's Office, (559) 636-5100, immediately upon receipt of your tax bill if there is a question concerning the assessment. They may be able to offer an alternative to the appeals process. However, any action taken will not extend the assessment appeals filing period.