Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Revenue and Taxation Code
Part 4. Levy of Tax
Chapter 3. Reimbursement for Costs Mandated by the State
Article 4. Maximum Property Tax Rates* †
2264. Maximum rate when alternate method for levying tax rate in special district is followed. In the event that a local agency elects to follow the provisions of Part 3.5 (commencing with Section 2131) of this division, for levying a property tax rate in certain special districts, the maximum property tax rate for such districts shall be determined as provided in this section. For all purposes of this chapter, such maximum property tax rate shall be applied to the total assessed value within such district. In such situations the actual property tax rate for such a district shall be levied in each county in which the district is situated as provided in Part 3.5 without regard to the limitations provided elsewhere in this article.
(a) If a maximum property tax rate is provided in the enabling statute under which the district is organized, the maximum property tax rate for the district shall be the rate provided by statute.
(b) If no maximum property tax rate is provided by statute, the maximum property tax rate for such a district shall be the rate determined by dividing the receivable property tax revenue of the district by the total assessed value within the district. The governing body of a district may elect, at its option, to use either the 1971–1972 or the 1972–1973 fiscal year as the basis for determining the maximum property tax rate pursuant to this subdivision.
(c) As used in this section:
(1) "Receivable property tax revenue" means the amount of revenue from ad valorem property taxation which a district would have received in any fiscal year if the district's ad valorem property taxes for such year had been collected for all taxable property within the district, without regard to delinquencies, penalties or other modifications or adjustments.
(2) "Total assessed value within the district" means all assessed value in each county in which the district is located which is subject to ad valorem property taxation by, or on behalf of, such districts; plus the assessed value in each such county which is attributable to the homeowners' property tax exemption and to the business inventory property tax exemption and which otherwise would have been subject to ad valorem property taxation by, or on behalf of, such district.
* Article 4 shall not apply to property tax rates for the 1978–1979 fiscal year.
† Section 60 of Stats. 1979, Ch. 282, in effect July 24, 1979, provided that Article 4 shall not apply to property tax rates for the 1979–80 fiscal year.