Boats

Frequently Asked Questions:
  • How did the Assessor determine the value of my boat?
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  • I haven't used my boat for a long time, so do I still have to fill out the Vessel Owners' Report (VOR) the Assessor sent me?
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  • I keep my boat docked in another county. Why did Tulare County assess it?
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  • I paid $10,000 for my boat AND trailer. Why has the Assessor assessed my boat alone for the full $10,000?
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  • I sold my boat months ago, so why am I getting a tax bill for it?
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  • I sold my boat, so do I still have to fill out the Vessel Owners' Report (VOR) the Assessor sent me?
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  • I'm in the military. Doesn't that exempt me from filling-out the Vessel Owners' Report (VOR)?
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  • My boat is registered with the DMV and I pay a registration fee. Why must I also pay property taxes?
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  • My documented vessel is in Mexico. Why is it still being assessed in Tulare County?
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  • My spouse and I were divorced and he or she got the boat as part of the settlement. Can the Assessor bill the boat in my spouse's name only now?
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  • My vessel is a documented vessel. Must I still pay property taxes on it?
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  • The boat belonged to my relative when he or she died, so do we still have to pay the bill?
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  • Why are boats and vessels assessed for property taxes?
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