Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

Additional Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to Consolidation of County Offices




CHAPTER 1. County Officers

24002.5. Assessor; appraisal certificate. (a) A person may not exercise the powers and duties of the office of assessor unless he or she holds a valid appraiser's certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 670) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a duly elected or appointed person may exercise the powers and duties of assessor, for a period not to exceed one year, if he or she acquires a temporary appraiser's certificate from the State Board of Equalization no later than 30 days after taking office.

(c) This section does not apply to any person holding the office of assessor on January 1, 1997.

History.—Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 207 (SB 27), in effect January 1, 1997. Stats. 2004, Ch. 200 (SB 1880), in effect January 1, 2005, substituted "A person may not" for "No person shall" before "exercise the powers" in the first sentence of subdivision (a); substituted "no later than 30 days after taking office" for "within 30 days of election or appointment" after "Board of Equalization" in the first sentence of subdivision (b); and substituted "does" for "shall" after "This section" in the first sentence of subdivision (c).

24009. Elected county officers. (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the county officers to be elected by the people are the treasurer, county clerk, auditor, sheriff, tax collector, district attorney, recorder, assessor, public administrator, and coroner.

(b) Except for those officers named in subdivision (b) of Section 1 of Article XI of the California Constitution, any county office that is required to be elective may become an appointive office pursuant to this subdivision. In order to change an office from elective to appointive, a proposal shall be presented to the voters of the county and approved by a majority of the votes cast on the proposition. A proposal shall be submitted to the voters by the county board of supervisors or it may be submitted to the voters pursuant to the qualification of an initiative petition as provided in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 9100) of Division 9 of the Elections Code. Any county office changed from elective to appointive in accordance with this subdivision may be changed back from appointive to elective in the same manner.

History.—Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 650. Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 770, and Stats. 1994, Ch. 923 (SB 1546). Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 158 (SB 966), in effect January 1, 2006.