Earlier today the Board of Supervisors approved increases to the fees charged by the Assessor for a wide range of products and services. The new fee schedule which has not been updated since 2004, will be effective July 1, 2009. “We have increased our fees in some instances to cover the increased cost of doing business during the past five years,” said Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone. On average, the fees increased between 3% to 4% per year.
Assessor urges qualified taxpayers to apply.
Assessor notifies schools and cities of preliminary assessment information.
Property Tax Relief Anticipated; Taxpayers urged to wait until review completed
County Assessor Larry Stone released today the 2008 Assessor's Annual Report. The report summarizes important assessment information for policy makers, finance directors of public agencies, leaders in the real estate and business community, members of the media and property owners. “The data in the annual report confirms that Silicon Valley is not immune to the downturn in the national conomy. The major difference is the severity of the impact. The reports provides not only the assessment growth in Santa Clara County, which is 6.98 percent, but also compares it to other local counties, several of which experienced “negative” growth,” said Assessor Larry Stone.