Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Property Tax Annotations
290.0000 COUNTY ASSESSOR
290.0010 Employee Purchases of Real Property. A real property tax appraiser employed by a county assessor may lawfully purchase property within the county at a tax-deeded land sale if he has not participated in or influenced the appraisal of the tax-deeded parcel, does not use county time or county facilities not available to the public generally and is not prohibited from making such purchase by a valid local regulation.
Government Code section 1126(b) authorizes a county assessor to prohibit his employees from purchasing property within the county at a tax-deeded land sale subject to the approval of and in accordance with any rules adopted by the board of supervisors of the county. OAG 12/9/1980 (No. 80-317, Vol. 63, p. 868).