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Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

Q. What is the status of my 2009/10 appeal? What if I want to file an appeal for 2010/2011?

A. Appeals of 2009/2010 assessments are currently being processed. More than 3,700 appeals were received. We have reassigned staff to form a section dedicated strictly to processing appeals. Each appeal is processed in the order it was received. Most of the appeal applications were received during the two weeks prior to the deadline, so your patience is requested while we process and assign them.

About 45 days before your scheduled hearing date, you will receive a notice from the Clerk of the Board. Your appeal will be assigned to one of our appraisers, and you will be contacted by our office. The appraiser assigned to your case will review the value, then discuss his or her findings with you. If the appraiser determines that a reduction is warranted, you will be offered the opportunity to stipulate to a reduced 2009 assessment. If the appraiser determines that no reduction is warranted, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw your appeal.

If we are unable to reach an agreement on the value, then a formal hearing before the Assessment Appeals Board will be held. You will have an opportunity to present your evidence in support of your opinion of value, as will the Assessor. After both sides have presented their cases, the Board will take the matter under submission. You will be notified by mail of their decision.

Sales occurring after March 31, 2009, may not be considered when establishing a value for the 2009 tax year.

For the 2010/2011 tax year, the Assessor’s Office has reviewed the assessed value all single family homes as well as many apartments, multi-family dwellings and commercial and industrial properties. If you disagree with your 2010/2011 assessed value, you have the right to file an appeal. The 2010/2011 appeal filing period opened on July 1, 2010, and will close on November 30, 2010.

Sales occurring after March 31, 2010, may not be considered when establishing a value for the 2010 tax year.

For more information regarding Assessment Appeals click here or if you would like to download an application click here.

Assessor's Office

44 North San Joaquin Street
Second Floor Suite 230
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: (209) 468-2630
Fax: (209) 468-8383
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4: 30