FAQ Topic: Exception value

Is ongoing maintenance considered an Exception event?

General ongoing maintenance and repair — such as replacing a roof with a new roof made with the same quality materials as the original roof — do not qualify as Exception events. Therefore, you will not be penalized with an increased assessed value as a result of standard good maintenance.

What is a property tax “exception event”?

Ballot Measure 50 limits Maximum Assessed Value (MAV) increases to 3% per year except under certain circumstances including, but not limited to: New construction/additions of more than $10,000 in one year or $25,000 over 5 years Remodel or significant rehabilitation of more than $10,000 in one year or $25,000 over 5 years Partitioning or subdivision … Continued

Why is there an appraiser at my house?

Appraisers might visit your property to verify the terms and conditions of a recent sale; verify and/or update the property characteristics; appraise new construction; appraise remodels and additions; and appraise property for removal of exemptions or adjudications from prior appeals. Generally, appraisers will leave a business card on the front door. If you have received a … Continued

How is my Maximum Assessed Value (MAV) determined?

Maximum Assessed Value (MAV) was established by Ballot Measure 50 for the 1997-1998 tax year. MAV is the greater of 103% of the prior year’s assessed value (AV), or 100 percent of the prior year’s MAV, whichever is greater. MAV’s for properties that existed prior to 1995 were set based on the 1995-1996 Real Market … Continued

Why did my Assessed Value increase so much?

Your Assessed Value (AV) can increase for two reasons: An Exception Event Or if your previous year’s Real Market Value was lower than your Maximum Assessed Value and now your Real Market Value is more than your Maximum Assessed value. If so, you may see a jump in your Assessed Value, depending on how low … Continued

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