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COVID-19 has changed some of the procedures for providing service to you. For most questions or concerns, please call our office at (805) 781-5643 or review our website. If you need to meet with assessor staff, video conferencing or appointments can be scheduled. Please call or email to schedule a meeting or video conference. Our office is open to the public; however, there may be wait times due to the requirements for social distancing (Per California of Public Health Guidance, face coverings need to be worn while in the building). Documents may also be mailed in or delivered using the public drop box located outside our office lobby. 

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Change in Ownership / Transfers

House with a for sale signThe Change in Ownership/Transfers section of the Assessor’s Office maintains all ownership records with the exception of Business Property assessments.  We review deeds and a variety of other recorded and unrecorded documents related to real property ownership.  After review, we update both property ownership and mailing addresses.  We also determine when a transfer of interest should be reassessed, and when to request and allow an exclusion from reassessment or an exemption.

Remember that our records are for property tax assessment purposes, and are not a guarantee of title.  Also, we are not attorneys, and we do not give legal advice.

Related Services

Base Year Value Transfer for Persons Aged 55 and Over
Grandparent-Grandchild Exclusion
Property Tax Exemptions and Exclusions
File a Disabled Persons Claim for Transfer of Base Year Value
Parent-Child Exclusion From Reassessment