Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2011
Property Tax Annotations
370.0000 DOCUMENTARY TRANSFER TAX ACT
370.0001 Disclosure of Amounts. Information pertaining to documentary transfer taxes paid, in the hands of the assessor, should be provided to assessees upon requests made pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code sections 408 or 408.1. The assessor is required to provide market data in his possession to an assessee, and documentary transfer taxes information, if used by the assessor in arriving at market values, is market data subject to the disclosure requirements. C 3/25/1977.
370.0005 Easements. Easements are subject to the provisions of the Documentary Transfer Tax Act if they potentially may endure for a substantial period of time, such as perpetual easements, easements for life, and easements for a fixed period of years that can be renewed by the easement holders or are of sufficient length so as to approximate perpetual easements or easements for life. OAG 3/1/1979 (No. CV 78-132, Vol. 62, p. 87).
370.0015 State Teachers' Retirement System. Deeds transferring the title of real property to the State Teachers' Retirement System are not subject to a county documentary transfer tax. OAG 4/11/1985 (No. 85-206, Vol. 68, p. 71).