Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for Stanislaus County

NR# 36-A
Date: August 28, 2001
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Assessment Practices Survey Report Released For Stanislaus County

The Board of Equalization (BOE) today released an assessment practices survey report on Stanislaus 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 23 recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the assessor's operations. They include:

  • Assess computers using the BOE-recommended factors.
  • Classify all manufactured homes as personal property.
  • Discontinue limiting equipment valuation factors to an arbitrary minimum level.

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 2000-2001 Stanislaus County assessment roll, which contained 156,735 assessments having a total enrolled value of $21.024 billion.


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