Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0203 Exclusion. Transfers of property to a spouse or former spouse in connection with a property settlement agreement or decree of dissolution of a marriage or legal separation do not constitute changes in ownership. If, for example, a wife is given a life estate in property and the husband gets a remainder interest in the property, a subsequent conveyance by the now ex-wife to the husband would be considered to have been pursuant to the "Marital Settlement Agreement" and would not result in reappraisal.
Once a judgment of dissolution has become final, transfers between former spouses made pursuant to the property settlement approved by the courts are not changes in ownership; however, transfers made by parties to a property settlement that are not part of the settlement are changes in ownership subject to reappraisal. C 4/14/1987.