Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2011
Revenue and Taxation Code
Part 0.5. Implementation of Article XIII A of the California Constitution
Chapter 3.5. Change in Ownership and New Construction After the Lien Date
Article 2. Assessments on the Supplemental Roll
75.10. New base year value. (a) Commencing with the 1983–84 assessment year and each assessment year thereafter, whenever a change in ownership occurs or new construction resulting from actual physical new construction on the site is completed, the assessor shall appraise the property changing ownership or the new construction at its full cash value (except as provided in Section 68 and subdivision (b) of this section) on the date the change in ownership occurs or the new construction is completed. The value so determined shall be the new base year value of the property or the new construction.
(b) For purposes of this chapter, "actual physical new construction" includes the removal of a structure from land. The new base year value of the remaining property (after the removal of the structure) shall be determined in the same manner as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 51.
(c) For purposes of this section, "actual physical new construction" includes the discovery of previously unknown reserves of oil or gas.
History.—Stats. 1984, Ch. 946, in effect September 10, 1984, added "(a)" before "commencing", and added "resulting from actual physical new construction on the site" after construction in the first sentence thereof, and added subdivision (b). Stats. 1985, Ch. 441, effective July 31, 1985, added "(except as provided in Section 68 and subdivision (b) of this section)" after "value" in the first sentence of subdivision (a), added subdivision (b), and relettered former subdivision (b) as (c). Stats. 1997, Ch. 940 (SB 542), in effect January 1, 1998, substituted "subdivision (b)" for "subdivision (c)" after "provided in" in the second sentence of subdivision (b).
Note.—See note following Section 75.
Construction.—The supplemental assessment provisions of this section do no more than affect the time at which existing real property taxes are calculated and imposed, implementing Article XIII A of the Constitution, and neither impose new ad valorem taxes in violation of Article XIII A, Sections 3 or 4, nor tax property which has not been taxed in the past. Shafer v. State Board of Equalization, 174 Cal.App.3d 423.