Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Rules For Tax Appeals
Chapter 3. Property Taxes*
ARTICLE 3. OTHER PROPERTY TAX PETITIONS
Subarticle 6. Accepting, Rejecting, and Perfecting Petitions and Applications
5336. Accepting or Rejecting a Petition.
(a) Determination that the Petition is Valid, Complete, and Timely. Upon receipt of the petition, the Chief of Board Proceedings will determine whether the petition is valid and complete, including whether the petition is timely. If any question arises as to the timeliness of a petition or whether a petition is valid and complete, the Chief of Board Proceedings will refer the petition to the Chief Counsel.
(b) Accepting the Petition. If the Chief of Board Proceedings, or the Chief Counsel, determines that the petition is valid and complete and that the petition is timely, or that there is a genuine, material issue relating to validity, completeness or timeliness, the Chief of Board Proceedings must accept the petition. The Chief of Board Proceedings will provide written acknowledgement of the acceptance to the petitioner and the Respondent. Upon acceptance of a valid and complete property tax sampling program petition, the Chief of Board Proceedings will also notify the owner of the sampled property of the filing of the petition by the county assessor.
(c) Issues relating to Validity, Completeness, and Timeliness. If the Chief Counsel determines that there is a genuine, material issue relating to validity, completeness, or timeliness, such matters will be considered to be at issue in the petition and will be decided by the Board.
(d) Rejecting the Petition. If the Chief of Board Proceedings and the Chief Counsel determine that the petition is not valid or complete or that the petition is not timely, and that there is no genuine, material issue relating to validity, completeness, or timeliness, the Chief of Board Proceedings must reject the petition. The Chief of Board Proceedings will provide written notification to the petitioner and the Respondent.
Note: Authority cited: Government Code sections 15606, 15640.
Reference: Government Code sections 15640, 15645; Revenue and Taxation Code sections 214, 254.6, 270, 1840.
History: 1. New section adopted 9-12-2007; effective 2-6-2008.
*Editorial change renaming subchapters to subarticles (Register 2008, No. 13).