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NR# 17-A
Date: May 10, 2001
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for Mendocino County

The Board of Equalization (BOE) today released an assessment practices survey report on Mendocino County announced Johan Klehs, Member, 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 22 recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the assessor's operations. They include:·

  • Utilize periodic mailings of California Land Conservation Act questionnaires to obtain current rental and compatible use information.
  • Discontinue adjusting values derived from manufactured homes guides for upgrades and deliveries.
  • Bring the mandatory audit program to a current status.

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. Their view focused on the quality of the 1999-2000 Mendocino County assessment roll, which contained 66,844 assessments having a total enrolled value of $5.1 billion.

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Note: A copy of the Mendocino County Assessment Practices Survey Report is available upon request.