Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2010

Revenue and Taxation Code

Property Taxation

Part 3. Equalization

Chapter 1. Equalization by County Board of Equalization

Article 1.9. Hearings Before Assessment Hearing Officers for Unitary Property Located in More Than One County* †

Section 1643

1643. Hearing procedure. (a) The panel of hearing officers shall conduct the hearing and receive evidence to determine (1) if the property concerned is unitary and (2) if it is unitary, the value of the unitary property as a whole and the portion thereof allocable to each county. The panel shall prepare a summary report of the proceedings, and make a recommendation concerning the total value of the entire unitary property and the apportionment of that value among the counties concerned. Any determination by a majority of the hearing officers shall constitute a determination by the panel.

(b) If the panel determines that the property concerned is not unitary, the application shall be referred back to each of the counties concerned to be treated as an application for reduction of assessment filed in each county.

* Article 1.9 was added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1480, in effect January 1, 1989.

† Section 2 of Stats. 1988, Ch. 1480, provided that notwithstanding Section 17610 of the Government Code, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code. Sec. 3 thereof provided that this act shall be applicable to property taxes levied for the 1989–90 fiscal year and fiscal years thereafter.