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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 www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Assessor/Contact-Us.aspx 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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Real Property

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The responsibilities of the Assessor's Office include locating, inventorying, and appraising all property within the county for property tax purposes. The Real Property section is tasked with valuing all residential and commercial property under the rules of California's Proposition 13, which mandates that a property is reassessed whenever there is a change in ownership or new construction is completed.

Appraisers in the Real Property section employ commonly accepted appraisal practices to develop an opinion of a property's market value as of the date of a change in ownership or the completion of new construction.

The Real Property section also reviews contested assessed values under certain conditions and presents appraisal evidence during Assessment Appeals Board hearings.

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Property Information Search
Assessment Reviews
Misfortune or Calamity Relief Claim
Property Tax Forms
Assessment Maps
Assessment Maps by Book and Page
Parcel Boundary Change Request
Possessory Interests
Property Tax Postponement Program
Pay Property Tax Bills
Notice of Supplemental Assessment
Exemptions for Low Value Assessments
Property Tax Assessed Values
Property Tax Information Request
Property Tax Rates
Assessed Values, Exemptions and Growth Percentage