Since any increase or decrease in assessed value will impact the amount of taxes you pay, it is very important to contact the Assessor's Office if you feel that the assessed value differs from the market value of your property. We at the Assessors Office welcome the opportunity to review any information you may have relating to the value of your property and will adjust the value if warranted. If you have any questions concerning the valuation, please call the Assessor's Office at (530) 694-2283.
If, after talking with the Assessor's Office, a difference of opinion on value still exists, you can file a formal assessment appeal with the Assessment Appeals Board (AAB) between July 2 and September 15, or within 60 days of the notice date in the case of an escape assessment or a supplemental assessment. To obtain an Assessment Appeal Application, contact the Alpine County Clerk (Alpine County Board of Equalization) at, P.O. Box 158 / 99 Water Street, CA 96120 or telephone (530) 694-2281.
An assessment appeal is a formal quasi-judicial hearing held in front of the local Assessment Appeals Board. Their decision of value is final and binding. It is recommend to familiarizing yourself with the local Board adopted procedures and rules prior to filing an appeal. In addition, there are links to helpful online resources available from the State Board of Equalization below.