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Property tax reductions - Prop 8

Many of you will be receiving property taxes decreases for the next tax year because of the downturn in real estate market values. Your tax bills will be mailed out soon, but you don’t need to wait until you get your bill to see what your home’s assessed value is for the 2009-2010 tax year. To find that value follow these steps:
1. Go to (This is for Sacramento County. Other counties should be similar.)
2. On the home page, under Hot Topics select “Find Your Assessed Value on Parcel Viewer”.
3. After accepting the disclaimer, enter your address then scroll down to net assessed value.

This value is what the assessor believes your home was worth as of January 2009. If you think your home’s market value is worth less than that amount as of that date, you can file a Decline-in-Market Value form and submit it to the assessor by November 30, 2009. This form can be found by:
1. Going to
2. On the home page under Hot T…