How the Property Tax System Works

     City Agencies
     Provides copies of all building      permits issued.
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Provides copies of all deeds and other recorded documents.
   Assessor
Assesses all real estate and personal property (businesses, manufactured homes, boats, and airplanes) located throughout the entire county.
Auditor-Controller
Receives the assessments from the Assessor and applies the appropriate tax rate to determine the actual amount of property taxes owed.
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Mails out the property tax bills, collects the money, and deposits it in the County Treasury.
Auditor-Controller
Allocates the money to over 900 local taxing agencies, including the County, cities, schools and special districts.

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