Assessment Practices Survey Released for Nevada County - News Release - 2000

NR# 17-A
Date: February 29, 2000
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Assessment Practices Survey Released for Nevada County

The Board of Equalization today released an assessment practices survey report on Nevada County, announced Dean Andal, Chairman, State Board of Equalization (BOE).

Approximately once every five years, the BOE conducts a review of each county's assessment functions. Issued as "Assessment Practices Surveys," these reports make recommendations to strengthen or improve local property tax assessment programs.

The current report provides some recommendations and suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the assessor's operations. They include:

  • Use rents based on animal unit months for comparing and valuing grazing land.
  • Notify the county auditor when interest should be added to escape assessments.

The Board's County Property Tax Division conducted the review of the assessor's operation to ensure that properties are being assessed properly and efficiently. The review focused on the quality of the 1998-99 Nevada County local assessment roll, which contained nearly 60,399 assessments with an enrolled taxable value of approximately $6.6 billion.

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Note: A copy of the Nevada County Assessment Practices Survey can be obtained by calling 916-445-6188.