If a property owner has discussed his assessment with our office and still feels that his property is over-assessed, he or she may file a formal assessment appeal. Appeals on regular assessments must be filed between July 2 and November 30. Appeals on supplemental assessments must be filed within 60 days of the date of the Supplemental Assessment Notice.
Our county has an Assessment Appeals Board, which is made up of private citizens appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. The Assessment Appeals Board considers all evidence presented by the property owner and the Assessor at a formal hearing. The Assessment Appeals Board then determines the value of the property in question. If the Board orders a decline in value, this reduction applies only to the tax bill for the year in which the application was filed. Other years and future years require additional filings.
All appeals must be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 940 W. Main St., Suite 209, El Centro, CA 92243. Their office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and closed from 12:00 P.M to 1:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.
If you have more questions please visit our FREQUENTLY ASKED ASSESSMENT APPEAL QUESTIONS
The State Board of Equalization publishes a pamphlet which describes the appeals process in detail. The pamphlet is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. Download Acrobat here. If you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, go to the State Board of Equalization Homepage and follow the links.