Assessment Practices Survey Report Released For Orange County


NR# 33-P
Date: August 14, 2001
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Assessment Practices Survey Report Released For Orange County

The Board of Equalization (BOE) today released an assessment practices survey report on Orange County, announced Claude Parrish, Chairman, State Board of Equalization.

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 12 recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the assessor's operations. They include:

  • Ensure that timeshares are assessed in a consistent manner.


  • Allow the welfare exemption for the total area of church parsonages.


  • Bring the mandatory audit program to 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 Orange County assessment roll that contained 915,721 assessments having a total enrolled value of $204 billion.

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