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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 to Boat Owners

Dear Alameda County Residents:

Many vessel owners will see an increase in their 2022 property tax valuations!
 
The valuation factors calculated by the State Board of Equalization and provided to California County Assessors through LTA 2022/003 indicate an increase in 2022 values between 20-24% depending on the type of vessel. The State Board of Equalization reviews average retail sale prices for new and used powerboats, sailboats, and personal watercraft annually to develop the valuation factors. Per their research, these vessels have experienced large appreciation in value compared to 2021.

For more information please click here.

Sincerely,

The Alameda County Assessor’s Office