Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

Revenue and Taxation Code

Property Taxation

Part 2. Assessment

CHAPTER 1. Taxation Base

Article 2. Procedure to Claim Exemptions

Section 255.8

255.8. Notices and form to be in English and Spanish. In counties having 10 percent or more persons who are of Spanish origin according to the most recent federal decennial census, claim forms and accompanying instructions required to be sent to homeowners by Section 255.3 shall be in English and Spanish. Claim forms and instructions in Spanish may also be sent or made available in any other county, at the discretion of the county assessor.

History.—Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1420, p. 3123, in effect January 1, 1975, Stats. 1975, Ch. 224, in effect January 1, 1976, renumbered the section which was formerly numbered 255.6. Stats. 1983, Ch. 1281, in effect September 30, 1983, substituted "of Spanish origin" for "Spanish surnamed or Spanish speaking" after "who are", substituted "claim forms and accompanying instructions" for "the notices required to be sent to homeowners by subdivision (b) of Section 255.3 and Section 255.4 and the instructions accompanying the claim form" after "census", and deleted "subdivision (c) of" before "Section 255.3" in the first sentence; and substituted "Claim forms and instructions" for "Notices" before "in Spanish" in the second sentence.

Note.—Section 2 of Stats. 1974, Ch. 1420, p. 3123, provided no payment by state to local governments because of this act.