Monterey County Assessor

168 West Alisal St.
Salinas, CA  93902
(831) 755-5035

 
 

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Welcome to the Monterey County Assessor's Website!

Clerk/Recorders Web site

 

 

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STEPHEN L. VAGNINI
Monterey County Assessor

 

-Clerk/Recorders Web site

-Office Location/Contact Info

-Forms

-Reports and Schedule of Fees, Parcel Layer

-Online Parcel Look-Up and GIS links

-Electronic Statement Filing

-Supplemental Assessments

-Exemptions/Special Programs

-Appeals Process

 

-Online Survey

Welcome to the Monterey County Assessorís Website. We hope that you find the information in this website useful. My staff and I are here to assist you with your questions and concerns regarding assessment practices in Monterey County. Property tax laws can be complicated and many times require detailed explanations. Our aim is to provide you with the best customer service and to provide you with as much information on property tax related issues as possible.

The Assessor's office has the responsibility to locate all taxable property in the County and identify ownership. This office establishes value for all taxable property and applies all legal exemptions to the property. We are committed to establishing accurate and fair assessed property values and to assisting property owners and the public at large.

If you have any questions or need further clarification on any information please come in and see me or a member of my staff. We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We can  also be contacted by phone at (831) 755-5035 or by email at vagninis@co.monterey.ca.us.

Stephen L. Vagnini

Property Look-up and Value Notice

Monterey County Geographic Information System (GIS)

The Tax Collector's Office issues and collects on all tax bills. To contact the Tax Collector, view your tax bills, or pay your tax bills, please go to
Tax Collector.

Residential Property Value Reviews - The Assessor's Office is currently reviewing all residential property values for real estate market value changes - no request for review is necessary.

    Please be aware that your taxable values (December & April property taxes) are based upon the value of your property as of the December due dateís preceding January 1 (example: taxable value established for January 1 results in tax bills due in December and the next year's April).

    If you feel that the resulting value needs further adjustment, please file an Application for Changed Assessment with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors between July 2nd and November 30th.

Commercial/Industrial, Multi-Residential, and vacant land reviews Ė The Assessorís Office is currently accepting review requests for these property types until June 30th.

    Additionally, if you feel that your value value needs adjustment, please file an Application for Changed Assessment with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors between July 2nd and November 30th.

Frequently Asked Questions
        Prop 8 Reductions - letter
                   
Prop 8 Reduction Process & Questions
                             Solicitations by non-government agencies

Assessor's Functions

The Assessor has the following basic responsibilities:

  • Locate and map all taxable property in Monterey County.
    **Mapping assistance is available from 9 to 11 am, Monday thru Friday and
        from 1 to 4 pm Monday thru Thursday

  • Determine the ownership of all taxable property in Monterey County

  • Determine the taxability of all property.

  • Determine the reappraisability of property when it changes ownership.

  • Determine the reappraisability of property that undergoes new construction.

  • Annually assess all real estate in accordance with the California Constitution (Proposition 13).

  • Annually assess all taxable personal property at its fair market value.

  • Determine and apply all legal exemptions.

  • Audit all entities doing business in the County and value all taxable personal property.

  • Provide an accurate assessment roll to the Auditorís Office by July 1st of each year. The assessment roll becomes the base upon which local property taxes are levied, collected and distributed to the cities, County and special districts to fund government services.

 

 

 

 
   

 

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