I received TWO bills but I only have one property. Why?
If your new home was completed midyear and assessed after April, you may receive a "Subsequent/Occupancy" in addition to the "Real Property" billing issued in November, which represents tax on the land. When the home is completed and occupied, the home value is prorated and taxes billed on a "Subsequent/Occupancy" tax roll.
Subsequent bills are late entries to the tax roll, and may not be coded for billing directly to your mortgage company. If your mortgage company will be paying the bill, please forward it to them immediately.
If you own a business, you may receive a real property tax bill for the land and buildings and a business personal property tax bill on furniture, fixtures and equipment used in your business.
If you own a manufactured home and the land it sits on, you will receive separate bills for the home and the land, unless you have declared your mobile home Real Property. Forms are available in the Assessor's Office.
Will I be sent any OTHER NOTICES?
If you pay half of your tax by December 20th, and your lender does not request the bill, a second half reminder notice will be mailed in May. Delinquent notices are mailed in January and July on Personal Property and Mobile Homes with delinquent balances.
Failure to receive a bill does not excuse the taxpayer from paying taxes, late charge & interest accrued, if any.
What is the notice I received from the Assessor & how does it relate to taxes?
Assessment notices are issued to inform you of the value of the property and/or improvements. Pay close attention to the assessment notice, as the value listed will be used in calculating your tax bill in November.
Appeals must be filed immediately upon receipt of the assessment notice. The appeal period closes after the 4th Monday of June of each year.