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Use Codes

Disclaimer

The Assessor’s Use Code has been designed for use by this department for the purpose of appraising properties for assessment purposes only.

The Assessor’s Office does NOT recommend other agencies (Cities, School, Districts, Special Districts, etc.) use these Use Codes for any other purpose and is not responsible for any inaccurate determinations on their part when using these Use Codes.

Revenue and Tax Code Sec. 408.3(d) – The Legislature finds and declares that information concerning property characteristics is maintained solely for assessment purposes and is not continuously updated by the assessor. Therefore, neither the county nor the assessor shall incur any liability for errors, omissions, or approximations with respect to property characteristics information provided by the assessor to any party pursuant to this section. Further, this subdivision shall not be construed to imply liability on the part of the county or the assessor for errors, omissions, or other defects in any other information or records provided by the assessor pursuant to the provisions of this part.

Attention!A Message About Our Public Counters

The Assessor’s Office is open to the public and is providing appointments for in-office visits. Please visit our Contact page for more information.

Please note that our technicians remain available to provide assistance via telephone (510-272-3787) from 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday through Friday.

If you need to drop-off documents, please leave them in the box provided outside our Office and staff will retrieve them promptly to protect confidentiality.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.