For those who wish to request an informal property tax review from the Santa Barbara County Assessors office, the deadline to apply is March 15, 2009. It appears that the deadline for an informal review has moved up two months, as the previous year’s form had May 15th as the deadline to apply for informal review. By applying, you can submit comparative sales to help the Assessor’s office come up with a reasonable value for your property for tax assessment purposes. This is very important to home owners who purchased during the housing boom. If you then disagree with the Assessor’s opinion of your home’s value, you can subsequently appeal their decision. If you need help finding comparative sale info, send an email request to me along with a short description of your property and I’ll be glad to send you sold property information. Or, better yet, just give me a buzz at (805) 878-9879.
*Based on the information from the Central Coast Regional MLS. Neither the Association, the Multiple Listing Service, or Mint Properties guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the Association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.