State of California Property Tax Los Angeles County Assessor

Los Angeles County Assessor
500 W. Temple Street, Room 225
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
Los Angeles, California 90012
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The Los Angeles County Tax Assessor's Office is located in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles County Assessor's Office Services

The Los Angeles County Tax Assessor is the local official who is responsible for assessing the taxable value of all properties within Los Angeles County, and may establish the amount of tax due on that property based on the fair market value appraisal. The Los Angeles County assessor's office can help you with many of your property tax related issues, including:

Property Tax Appraisals
The Los Angeles County Tax Assessor will appraise the taxable value of each property in his jurisdiction on a yearly basis, based on the features of the property and the fair market value of comparable properties in the same neighbourhood. The assessor's office can provide you with a copy of your property's most recent appraisal on request.
Property Renovations and Re-Appraisals
If you renovate your property (such as by adding living space, bedrooms, or bathrooms), the Los Angeles County Assessor will re-appraise your home to reflect the value of your new additions. Renovations may be reported to the Assessor's Office by the zoning board, contractors, or by the homeowner themselves. Unreported renovations will generally be discovered by the Assessor during the next on-site appraisal of the property. The Assessor may also re-appraise a property in the event of significant damage
Paying Your Property Tax
The Los Angeles County Tax Assessor can provide you with a copy of your property tax assessment, show you your property tax bill, help you pay your property taxes, or arrange a payment plan. Payments may be made to the county tax collector or treasurer instead of the assessor.
Homestead Exemptions
The Los Angeles County Tax Assessor can provide you with an application form for the Los Angeles County homestead exemption, which can provide a modest property tax break for properties which are used as the primary residence of their owners. Additional exemptions might be available for farmland, green space, veterans, or others. Call the Assessor's Office and ask for details.
Property Tax Appeals
If you believe your house is unfairly over-assessed, the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor can provide you with a tax appeal form and inform you of the tax appeal process. If your appeal is accepted, your property valuation (and property taxes) will be adjusted accordingly.

How can I contact Los Angeles County?

If you need access to property records, deeds, or other services the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office can't provide, you can try contacting the Los Angeles County municipal government. The Los Angeles County seat can be found in the Office of Human Resources, Ste 588 in Los Angeles. You can contact Los Angeles County with general inquiries using the contact info listed below.

Office of Human Resources, Ste 588
500 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2713
Los Angeles County Contact Info:
(213) 974 1311 (Phone)
(213) 687 7130 (Fax)

For more details about taxes in Los Angeles County, or to compare property tax rates across California, see the Los Angeles County property tax page.