Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for Plumas County

NR# 39-A
Date: September 6, 2001
Customer and Taxpayer Services Division

Assessment Practices Survey Report Released for Plumas County

The Board of Equalization (BOE) today released an assessment practices survey report on Plumas 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 15 recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the assessor's operations. They include:

  • Use the correct forms.
  • Comply with the county's low-value ordinance.
  • Institute a nonmandatory audit program.

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 Plumas County assessment roll, which contained 26,018 assessments having a total enrolled value of $1.887 billion.