Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016

Property Tax Rules

Title 18, Public Revenues California Code of Regulations


Chapter 1. Valuation Principles and Procedures (1–100)

Rule 3

Rule 3. Value Approaches.

Reference: Article 2, Chapter 3, Part 2, Division 1, Revenue and Taxation Code. Sections 110, 401, Revenue and Taxation Code.

In estimating value as defined in section 2, the assessor shall consider one or more of the following, as may be appropriate for the property being appraised:

(a) The price or prices at which the property and comparable properties have recently sold (the comparative sales approach).

(b) The prices at which fractional interests in the property or comparable properties have recently sold, and the extent to which such prices would have been increased had there been no prior claims on the assets (the stock and debt approach).

(c) The cost of replacing reproducible property with new property of similar utility, or of reproducing the property at its present site and at present price levels, less the extent to which the value has been reduced by depreciation, including both physical deterioration and obsolescence (the replacement or reproduction cost approach).

(d) If the income from the property is regulated by law and the regulatory agency uses historical cost or historical cost less depreciation as a rate base, the amount invested in the property or the amount invested less depreciation computed by the method employed by the regulatory agency (the historical cost approach).

(e) The amount that investors would be willing to pay for the right to receive the income that the property would be expected to yield, with the risks attendant upon its receipt (the income approach).

History: Adopted June 21, 1967, effective July 23, 1967.