The property taxes you pay are primarily based on your property's assessed value as determined by the County Assessor. If you disagree with value established by the Assessor, you can appeal that value to the Assessment Appeals Board.
The Assessment Appeals Board conducts hearings on property assessment disputes. Acting on the basis of relevant evidence submitted at the hearing, it is their role to make a fair, impartial decision on all property assessment disputes appealed, between taxpayers and the Assessor. The Assessment Appeals Board is separate and independent from the Assessor's Office.
For Fiscal Year 2016-2017, individuals and businesses seeking to appeal their property tax assessments may do so between July 2, 2016 and November 30, 2016.
Need help filing an appeal or need information about your current appeal? View the step-by-step guide to understand the process when filing a property tax assessment appeal. After viewing the step-by-step guide, complete and submit an Assessment Appeal Application.
- Assessment Appeal Application (PDF)
- Assessment Appeals Brochure (PDF)
- State Board of Equalization Informational Booklet (PDF)
- Assessment Appeals Hearing Board Meeting Agenda and Calendar
The application and forms can be printed, completed and mailed in, or submitted in person to:
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402
San Diego, CA 92101-2471
NOTICE TO PROPERTY TAX AGENTS:
As a Property Tax Agent, your responsibility is to process Assessment Appeal Applications on behalf of your clients. Therefore, it is beneficial to send in applications as quickly as possible. If you are planning to submit applications in bulk, please notify the Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board at (619) 531-5777.
Please view the informational presentation from the 2010 Property Tax Agents Workshop to assist in filing your applications on behalf of your clients.
Application, forms and instructional documents all require Adobe Acrobat Reader.