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

NR# 22-K
Date: May 29, 2001
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for Tehama County

The Board of Equalization (BOE) today released an assessment practices survey report on Tehama County announced Johan Klehs, Member, State Board of Equalization (BOE).

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

  • Include all compatible use income in the appraisal of California Land Conservation Act properties.
  • Adopt minimum audit standards.

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 Tehama County assessment roll, which contained 45,664 assessments having a total enrolled value of $2.561 billion.

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