Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Property Tax Annotations
848.0000 VALUATION METHODOLOGY
848.0060 Mello-Roos Charges. Under the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act, a district may issue bonds or otherwise incur debt obligations which provide funds to finance public improvements. The debt is repaid with moneys received from property owners benefiting from the improvements, which moneys are defined in Government Code section 53340 as special taxes, regardless of the financing method employed.
Since these payments imposed are for special taxes, they are distinguishable from the more common payments for improvement bonds and should not be used as an adjustment to a sale price when determining the value of a property by the comparable sales approach. C 6/2/1994.