Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for El Dorado County - News Release - 2000

NR# 9-A
Date: March 19, 2001
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for El Dorado County

The Board of Equalization (BOE) today released an assessment practices survey report on El Dorado County announced Dean Andal, Member, State Board of Equalization.

Approximately once every five years, the BOE conducts a review of each county's assessment functions. Issued as "Assessment Practices Surveys," these reports make recommendations to strengthen or improve local property tax assessment programs.

The current report provides 24 recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the assessor's operations. The recommendations include:

  • Issue only one supplemental assessment for each reappraisable event in June.
  • Properly document appraisals.
  • Discontinue over taxing business property through the use of arbitrary minimum valuation factors.

The BOE's County Property Tax Division conducted the review of the assessor's operation to ensure that properties are being assessed properly and efficiently. The review focused on the quality of the 1998-99 El Dorado County local assessment roll, which contained 118,044 assessments with an enrolled taxable value of $11,517,197,000.