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Tulare County

Office of the Assessor/Clerk-Recorder

New Homeowners

In addition to paying the regular secured tax bill, new homeowners will also receive a Supplemental tax bill(s) and possibly Escape tax bill(s). These are one-time tax assessments designed to capture the value differences between the value currently on the assessment roll before your purchase and your purchase price. Many first time home buyers are unaware of this fact.

Please also make note of the fact that Supplemental and Escape tax bills are not paid during closing or by the lender, if you have established an impound account. Please contact your lender, or loan servicing entity to understand the terms of your impound account.

Homeowners will receive a Notice of Assessed Value annually around July with tax bills being mailed after that. The annual tax bills are paid in 2 installments: December 10th and April 10th. They will become delinquent if not paid by each due date.