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General Information

What and when is a lien date?
The lien date is the day that the taxes become a debt on the property and/or owners, even though the valuation and tax bills have not yet been computed and mailed. The tax lien date is January 1. (R&T Code 2192)
What happens if I don't pay these taxes?
 The issues of non-payment of taxes needs to be addressed with the Tax Collector's office.
How do you calculate taxes?
The taxes are calculated by the Auditor-Controller. Property tax rates vary by area. In Orange County the tax rates average approximately 1.1% of the property's taxable value. For instance, if the taxable value is $10,000, the property taxes could be about $110.
What does the Assessor do?
The State Constitution requires that the (Orange County) Assessor identify and value all property in the county for property tax purposes each year.
The State Constitution requires that the (Orange County) Assessor identify and value all property in the county for property tax purposes each year.
The Auditor-Controller determines property tax rates and ultimately the tax amount. (www.ac.ocgov.com or 714-834-2455).
What does the Tax Collector do?
The Tax Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. (http://ocgov.com/gov/ttc/ or 714- 834-3411).
What does the Clerk of the Board do?
The Clerk of the Board's Office issues appeals forms and schedules property assessment appeals. Appeals Information or 714-834-2331.
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