Copies of all building permits are forwarded to the Assessor by all permitting agencies in the County. Normal repair and maintenance work generally does not create a re-appraisal. In appraising new construction, the market value of the new construction is determined and is then added to the existing value of the property. The value of the existing property increases only by the value of the new construction.
Completion of new construction, which occurs between January 1 and May 31, results in two supplemental assessments and two supplemental tax bills. The first supplemental bill is for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The second supplemental bill is for the forthcoming fiscal year.
The property owner is notified of the value of the new construction and has the right to appeal this value. Property owners who feel that their new assessed values are incorrect should contact the Assessor to discuss the issue prior to filing a formal assessment appeal.
Some types of new construction may be excluded from reappraisal:
- 1.- Disaster repairs
- 2.- Retrofitting of un-reinforced masonry buildings
- 3.- The addition of fire sprinklers
- 4.- Certain types of new construction for the residence of a disabled person
Owners who feel that their new construction may fall into these categories should contact our office by calling: (442) 265-1300. You can also visit our office at 940 W. Main St., Suite 115, El Centro, CA 92243. Our office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday