Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0895 Working Interests in Term Oil and Gas Leases. Where mineral reserves measured in terms of years exceed lease periods for which working interests therein have been entered into, both working interests and reversionary interests are created. In such instances, the transfers of working interests are not equivalent to transfers of fee interests. Rather, the terms of the lease periods are determinative (Revenue and Taxation Code section 61(c)(1)), and where lease periods are for terms less than 35 years, transfers thereof do not constitute changes in ownership. Where lease periods are for terms more than 35 years, however, transfers thereof are changes in ownership, with the result that the transfers give rise to reappraisals. C 10/2/1980.