This is a question for the Planning Department, the Assessor's Office does not deal with zoning.
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You can change your mailing address by submitting to our office a completed "Request for Change of Mailing Address" form with your APN, the correct mailing address and your signature. It is important to include your signature because we cannot make the changes without at least one owner's signature. Mail the Change of Address Request to us. Or complete an E-File Change of Address Request Form.
Yes, the Assessor Parcel Maps are now available online, along with basic parcel data and current assessed values. You will be able to search by street address or Assessor's Parcel Number (APN). Access the online parcel data and maps search.
A change in ownership or new construction completion 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 fiscal year in which the event occurred. The second supplemental bill is for the subsequent fiscal year.
Notices of Assessed Value Change are mailed to property owners before supplemental tax bills are issued. Remember that supplemental tax bills are in addition to the regular annual tax bills. Supplemental bills go directly to the property owner and not to an impound account - where one might exist.
A transfer of ownership between parents and children as well as grandparents and grandchildren may be excluded from reappraisal for assessment purposes depending on and a few factors. The first determining factor is the event date.
Transfers of ownership occurring prior to February 16, 2021, are under the rules of Proposition 58. Generally, under Proposition 58, transfers involving the primary residence of the transferor are excluded from reappraisal. Transfers of property other than primary residences are excluded however, there is a $1 million dollar lifetime limit per each transferee.
Transfers February 16, 2021, and later fall under Proposition 19. Proposition 19 only allows an exclusion for primary residences if the residence was the primary residence of the transferor and will be the primary residence of the transferee. Additionally, if the transferee utilizes the property as their primary residence at the time of transfer, then later moves out and the property is no longer considered primary the property is then reappraised. Under Proposition 19 there is no exclusion from reappraisal for properties that are not the primary residence.
Transfers between Grandparents and Grandchildren may also qualify for an exclusion if both parents of the children are deceased.
For both Prop 58 and Prop 19 exclusions, an application must be submitted to the Assessor’s Office. There are deadlines for submitting the applications. Links to the applications are below. You may submit them in-person, by mail, or by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a link to the State Board of Equalization website comparing Prop 58 and Prop 19.
Proposition 19 – Board of Equalization (ca.gov)
Most private easements are not reflected on Assessor parcel maps because they are not recognized separately for property tax purposes. The Assessor’s Office may be able to assist you with finding relevant recorder document numbers related to public or private easements. Additional Information can be then found by contacting:
Recorders Office (530)-265-1221: For a recorded deed or a recorded subdivision map
Title Company: May help you obtain a title report.
The County Surveyor (530)-265-1222: May be able to assist you in understanding easement verbiage. An appointment may be necessary.
The Assessor’s Office may consider combining or splitting a parcel for assessment purposes only. Splitting or combining parcels does not imply legal lot status, nor does it constitute legal lot approval by any planning/building authority. The Assessor’s Parcel Boundary Change Request Application provides additional information and requirements – one can be obtained at the Assessor’s Office. Legal Lot splitting, combining or lot-line adjustments are done with the Community Development Agency/Planning Department.
Assignment of a property address is a function of the Planning Department (530)-265-1222.
You may contact The County Surveyor (530) 265-1222.
Complete the New Construction Cost Statement to the best of your knowledge. If a question on the form does not apply to your project, please put "N/A". Include any documentation you believe will assist our office in valuing the new construction, including photos. Complete the certification on the bottom of the form, including your signature and contact information, and return via mail, fax, email, in person, or submit online here: New Construction Cost Statement | Nevada County, CA (nevadacountyca.gov).