New Series of Property Tax Assessment Seminars Set

The County of Los Angeles is sponsoring a series of free seminars during April, May and June to assist property owners who feel their taxes should be lowered due to a decline in the value of their property.

The 90 – minute seminars will be offered six times at six locations: Cerritos, Culver City, El Monte, Glendale, Lancaster and Van Nuys. Additional meetings will be scheduled throughout the County on a year-round basis.

With the improvement in the real estate market, some homeowners who recently have received a Notice of Assessed Value Change have questions regarding their appeal rights.

The meetings are intended to help taxpayers better understand the assessment appeals process, which many find confusing. The seminars will be of value to homeowners who are interested in learning about the assessment appeals process and to those who have already filed an appeal. The seminars will cover taxpayers appeal rights and when to file an application for reduction in assessment. The seminars will also cover how to prepare for a hearing, what qualifies as admissible evidence, what will happen at the hearing and what to expect after the hearing.

The dates, times and locations of the sessions are:

Cerritos – Cerritos Park East Community Center, 13234 E. 166th St., Newport Room C, Monday, June 18 – 10 a.m. Free parking.

Culver City – Public Library, 4975 Overland Ave., Monday, May 21 – 10 a.m. Free parking at site and at the Assessor’s Office, 4909 Overland Ave.

El Monte – Jack Crippen Senior Center, Crafts Room, 3120 N. Tyler Ave., Thursday, May 17 – 10 a.m. Free parking.

Glendale – Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Wednesday, April 11 – 10 a.m. The library will validate three hours parking at the corner of Maryland and Harvard.

Lancaster – Public Library, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Thursday, April 12 – 10 a.m. Free parking.

Van Nuys – Bernardi Senior Center, 6514 Sylmar Ave., Wednesday, June 27 – 2 p.m. Free parking, entrance on Hamlin Street.

Persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation or help in order to attend a seminar may call (213) 974-1431. Hearing-impaired persons with TDD equipment may leave a typewritten message by calling (213) 974-1707 (TDD).