If a property owner disagrees with an assessed property value used in determining a tax bill, they may challenge the assessment by filing an appeal with the Assessment Appeals Board. The filing period for assessment appeals is July 2 to November 30.
Appealing Your Assessed Value
For information on how to file an assessment appeal application with the Assessment Appeals Board, please contact the Clerk of the Board.
This Board is appointed by the Board of Supervisors as an independent agency, separate from the Assessor's office, and was established to decide disputes between the County Assessor and property owners. Specific qualifications are required per Section 1624 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
The function of the Appeals Board is to determine the full value of property or to determine other matters of property tax assessment over which the Appeals Board has jurisdiction. The Board acts in a quasi-judicial capacity and renders its decision only on the basis of proper evidence presented at the hearing. The functions of the Board are outlined in Section 1620 et seq. of the Revenue and Taxation Code.