Do I have the right to appeal the Assessor's Secured assessed value?

Yes. You may take the matter up with the Assessor to see if that office will change the valuation. Additionally, the Board of Supervisors has established an Assessment Appeals Board for the purpose of resolving valuation problems in connection with Secured tax bills. 

Applications for appeal must be filed within sixty days of the mailing date shown on the assessment notice. If you choose to appeal your assessment, you should still pay your tax installments in full by the appropriate deadlines; otherwise, you may incur penalties while the case is in appeals. If your appeal is granted, a refund will be issued to you. 

Further information about the appeals process can be obtained by calling (925) 335-1901 or writing to: Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board, 1st Floor, Suite 150, 1025 Escobar Street, Martinez, CA 94553

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1. As a new owner, what do I need to know?
2. What is a Secured tax bill?
3. Are there any exemption programs for Secured taxes?
4. Do I have recourse if I think the assessed value of my property is too high?
5. Do I have the right to appeal the Assessor's Secured assessed value?
6. When are secured property tax bills mailed?
7. How do I change the mailing address on my tax bill?
8. What should I do if I don't receive a secured property tax bill?
9. When are secured property taxes due?
10. What is property tax postponement?
11. What happens if I don't pay my taxes on time?
12. Can I pay less than the amount due?
13. Is my lender paying this bill?
14. What are Special Assessments?
15. What is a Supplemental tax bill?
16. Who may apply for the Installment Plan of Redemption?
17. Is an installment plan available to pay my delinquent taxes?
18. Is there a fee to apply for the installment plan?
19. Does interest continue to accrue while participating in the installment plan?
20. What happens if I do not keep my plan current or up to date?
21. If I don't pay my taxes, when would you sell my house?