Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for San Joaquin County -- News Release

NR# 30-A
Date: June 28, 2001
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for San Joaquin County

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

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. They include:

  • Process and enroll all supplemental assessments and roll corrections
  • Revalue possessory interest assessments only when a decline in value or a qualifying change in ownership occurs.
  • Bring the mandatory audit program to a current status.

The Board'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 1999-2000 San Joaquin County assessment roll, which contained 196,300 assessments having a total enrolled value of $26.188 billion.

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Note: A copy of the San Joaquin County Assessment Practices Survey Report is available upon request.