Property Tax Relief

Some companies have been offering to help homeowners reduce their property taxes for an up-front fee and not performing any reassessment or reassessment-appeal services. Their mailers featured official-looking logos and warned homeowners that their files would by ineligible for tax reassessments if they did not respond by a certain date. Homeowners should be wary of such solicitations and consider filing for property tax themselves. There is no cost for this. The procedure is explained on the website of the County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk at arcc.co.san-diego.ca.us. Click on Reassessment/Ownership under Assessor Services, then on Proposition 13, and then on Application for Review of Assessment in the answer to the question: Can the assessed value of my property be decreased? You will get a page entitled “Property Tax Relief” and an Application for Review of Assessment. For additional information you can call the County Tax Assessor at (858) 505-6262.