Property Tax Bill Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have a question about my property tax bill (i.e. assessed value, tax bill and payments, tax rates). Who should I contact?
Depending upon your question, you should contact one of three county departments involved in the property bill process. The three major departments and their property tax duties are:
|Department||Duties||For questions regarding:|
||Assessed values, exemptions, or exclusions|
||Computation of your property tax, tax rates|
||Current year payments or prior year delinquencies, copies of your tax bill|
The assessor link above will direct you to a listing of all 58 California county assessors' offices. Information on how to contact other county departments, such as the county auditor/controller is generally available from a county assessor's website.
The tax collector link above will direct you to a listing of all 58 California county tax collectors' offices for information regarding your tax bill.
It is helpful to have your assessor's parcel number or account number on hand when contacting these agencies.