Assessor Forms


Change in Ownership Forms

The preliminary change in ownership report must be completed by transferee (buyer) prior to transfer of subject property in accordance with section 480.3 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. A Preliminary Change of Ownership Report must be filed with each conveyance in the County Recorder’s office for the county where the property is located. This particular form may be used in all 58 counties of California.
Preliminary Change in Ownership Report BOE 502-A 


Institutional Exemptions Forms

For detailed information, click  the Institutional Exemption detail post.

Property Use Report is required for all institutional exemption filings except for welfare exemptions.

For further information regarding welfare, church and religious exemptions, see Welfare, Church and Religious Exemptions.

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Church Exemption

Church Exemption form BOE-262-AH


Possessory Interests Forms

California law requires every state or local governmental entity that is the fee owner of real property in which one or more taxable possessory interests have been created or renewed to provide the assessor of the county in which the property is located information identifying the holder(s) of a taxable possessory interest, the property involved and the terms and conditions of the agreement giving rise to the taxable possessory interests.


Property Tax Relief Filing
Decline in Market Value - Proposition 8

The Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, Assessor Division is currently accepting Decline in Value applications for the 2018-19 tax year. The deadline to file a Decline in Value application is October 31, 2018.​

“Decline In Value” Reassessment Online Application Form

"Decline In Value" Reassessment Application Form

“Reducción en Valor” Aplicación para Revaloración