Revenue & Taxation Code Section 74.5

This claim is for the exclusion from reassessment of seismic retrofitting improvements and improvements utilizing earthquake hazard mitigation technologies to an existing building.

Building Permit Statement

When a City or other governmental jurisdiction issues a building permit, they are required to notify the Assessor's office of that new permit. This notification is required since the Assessor is mandated to assess value added by new construction

The differences between new construction, remodeling and normal repairs can sometimes be confusing and are often treated differently by the Assessor. Under ordinary circumstances, new construction will add value to a property, repairs are typically considered a part of ordinary property maintenance and do not cause a change in the assessment, and remodelling, depending upon the extent, may result in an increased assessment.

Supplemental Assessments

Supplemental assessments create tax bills which are "in addition" to the normal annual property tax bill sent to each property owner. Depending on the date of a supplemental event, one, two, or more supplemental tax bills will be created.

Why Pay When It's Free

The Assessor’s Office provides these and many other services, free of charge, and often through a simple, on-line application process. Contact the Assessor’s Office before signing a contract or sending money.

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