Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for Amador County - News Release - 2000

NR# 19-A
Date: May 22, 2001
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for Amador County

Dean Andal, Member, State Board of Equalization (BOE) today announced the release of an assessment practices survey report on Amador County.

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 29 recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the assessor's operations. They include:·

  • Notify disaster relief applicants of their proposed reassessments and appeal rights pursuant to section 170.
  • Adjust California Land Conservation Act land rents by an appropriate amount for income generated by irrigation improvements.
  • Assess computers using the BOE's recommended valuation factors.

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 1999-2000 Amador County assessment roll, which contained approximately 24,000 assessments having a total enrolled value of $2.2 billion.

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