Property taxes

Property Taxes @ Laguna Beach, California 

Property taxes in California are determined starting with assessed value basis for any particular property.

According to Proposition 13 and California constitutional law passed by voters in 1978, assessed value would be last sold or transfer price of the property.  And California property taxes for any parcel would be one percent of assessed value per year. 

Assessed value can be restablished by the county assessor and go up by no more than 2 percent each year. 

Example:  If you are buying a home at Irvine or anywhere in Orange County for $500k, the assessed value will most likely after sale will be $500k.  And your ad valorem annual property taxes for the property would be one percent or the amount of $5,000. 

There are other annual special assessments on properties at Orange County, California, depending on location of the property, such as Mello Roos district, school district, mosquito abatement district, etc.

For detailed information on property taxes and special assessments at Orange County, California, see the Orange County tax collector web site at 


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Disclaimer:  This is for information only and not the providing of tax or legal services.  You should always contact a local REALTOR or your tax advisor to find out about property taxes for any property at Orange County, California.

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