Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0551 Possessory Interests. The lease of tax-exempt land by a school district or other municipal non-assessable district to a public facilities corporation solely owned by the district creates a taxable possessory interest assessable to the corporation but which is excluded from change in ownership under Revenue and Taxation Code section 62(a)(2). The corporation's subsequent sublease of the land to the district would not cancel the possessory interest. The corporation would still have "constructive possession," with the district's possession of the land being pursuant to and subordinate to the corporation's right under the lease. Again, however, section 62(a)(2) would apply to exclude the sublease from change in ownership. C 4/20/1993.