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Property Taxes Overview

The following list of areas of responsibility may help you to determine which department can assist you with information or answers about property tax questions.
 

Assessor

Telephone: (805) 781-5643
Web site: Assessor
Responsible for:
  • Assessed values
  • Supplemental values
  • Decline in value
  • Business property tax
  • Boats/aircraft
  • Name/address change
  • Change in ownership
  • Parent-child exclusion
  • Other exclusions
  • Homeowner's exemption
  • Other exemptions
  • Assessment reviews

Clerk-Recorder

Telephone: (805) 781-5088
Responsible for:
  • Recording deeds and documents
  • Assessment appeal filing

Auditor-Controller

Telephone: (805) 781-5048
Web site: Auditor-Controller
Responsible for:
  • Special assessments
  • Refunds (change in taxes due to a change in value)
  • Tax rate areas
  • Revised bills
  • General tax levy
  • Special districts
  • Tract/parcel map estimates
  • Supplemental bills
  • Agency values/revenues
  • Tax rates on voter-approved debt

Treasurer-Tax Collector:

Telephone: (805) 781-5831
Automated Property Tax Information: 
(805) 781-5830, then follow the prompts (Have your assessment number with you)
Web site: Treasurer-Tax Collector
Responsible for:
  • Tax billing and collections
  • Public auction
  • Tax payment records
  • Tax-defaulted properties
  • Refunds (over-payment of taxes due)
  • Payment for parcel/tract map bonds
  • Mobilehome tax clearance certificates