David K. Ginsborg
 
  • Deputy to the Assessor
  • Phone: 408-299-5588

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Assessor Objects to fee to challenge assessed values. At the recommendation of County Supervisor Pete McHugh, the Board of Supervisors established a $30 fee to challenge assessed values, the first of its kind for the County. County Assessor Larry Stone strongly opposed the fee and stated to the Board that “charging a property owner a fee for what ultimately may turn out to be an over assessment is unfair.”

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On Friday, the Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office mailed 466,614 assessment notification cards. The card provides the property owner the opportunity to review the taxable value before it is formally enrolled on July 1. Should the taxpayer disagree with the assessed value, there is sufficient time to contact the Assessor for further review before the July 1 deadline.

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While not exactly Ed McMahon arriving at your door with a big sweepstakes win, County Assessor Larry Stone’s letter to over 14,000 property owners will come as welcome news to many.

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Proposition 13: Love it or hate it, but please don't igonre it! More than any other law, it is critical that realtors and other professionals understand and convey to their clients. Proposition 13 and the additional ballot initiatives it has spawned.

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School Data, Proposition 13 Information added. Earlier today, the Assessor’s Office published the 2006 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.

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