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You may not need to file a formal appeal if you talk with staff from your County Assessor’s office first 530-265-1232 or file an informal appeal with the Assessor’s office. They can explain your property’s assessed value, answer any questions you may have about the assessment, and review any additional, pertinent information you may provide. If the Assessor’s staff discovers an error, they may be able to reduce your property’s assessed value to correct that error, and you may not need to file an appeal.
If, however, you and the County Assessor cannot reach an agreement, you can usually appeal your assessment to the Assessment Appeals Board in the County where your property is located. You must file an “Application for Changed Assessment” and your application must be filed on a timely basis. Decline in value appeals must be filed during the regular assessment filing period July 2 through November 30, based on the market value of your property as of January 1 of the year in which you are filing.
Your property may have been reassessed because of a change in ownership or completion of new construction (Supplemental). You must file an “Application for Changed Assessment” within 60 days of the mailing of the supplemental notice.
Applications are in the Clerk of the Board’s office or you may download an application (PDF) online. The term of office for members is three years and one year for alternate members.
The applicant must meet one of the following requirements: