Understand your assessment notice

To identify which notice you received, look at the bottom right corner of your notice. Click on a link below to view examples.

  1. POSTCARD
  2. P8 REVIEW - DEC/UNCHG/INC
  3. ANNUAL
  4. P8 REVIEW - REM

Please scroll down below the image to view a complete list of field descriptions.

2020 Value Notice Prop-13 Post Card Sample 2020-07-21

A. 2020 Notification of Assessed Value

The Assessor sends a “Notification of Assessed Value” to property owners in Placer County each July. This provides the property owner an opportunity to review the value and contact the Assessor if they have concerns. Your tax bill is based on this amount.

B. Mailing Address

This is the mailing address for the property described. If you need your tax bill sent to a different address, please complete and return a Change of Mailing Address form.

C. Your Assessed Value as of January 1, 2020

Your 2020-2021 tax bill is based on the Assessed Value of your property as of January 1, 2020. This is the date when property taxes become a “lien” on property for the upcoming fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

D. APN and SITUS

This section identifies your property by the APN (Assessor’s Parcel Number) and situs. The APN (PDF) is a unique number used by the Assessor to identify property for tax assessment purposes. Situs refers to the physical address of the property.

E. Exemptions

The value of approved property tax exemptions will show on this line. For additional information on available exemptions and other ways to lower your property taxes, please visit our Homeowners' Tax Relief page for more information.

F. Taxable Value

Your taxable value is the assessed value of your property less property tax exemptions. Your tax bill is based on this amount.

G. Assessment Appeal Information

This section provides information on your rights to file an Assessment Appeal Application and provides an explanation of the ‘stipulation’ procedure. Please review our Assessment Appeals Information page for more information.